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City of Las Vegas, councilmembers respond to Gov. Sisolak's veiled comments

Posted at 10:28 PM, Jul 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-28 01:29:01-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — After more than 2 weeks, Gov. Steve Sisolak held a Nevada COVID-19 update today.

During his remarks, he made veiled comments that some in Las Vegas felt were directed at the city and Councilwoman Michele Fiore amongst others.

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"Some of the municipalities and I'm going to be very candid it's not a joke, this isn't a joke when someone's wearing a doily on their face and says that's a mask or another city council member says they don't want people coming into their area to mom and pop businesses and closing anybody down. While they know what the rules are and they need to be treated the same way as everybody else does. The violators need to be punished and those who are following the rules need to be rewarded and allowed to keep open. "
Gov. Steve Sisolak

The City of Las Vegas quickly fired back on its official twitter page.

Councilwoman Michele Fiore sent 13 Action News this statement:

"I love that I'm on the governor's mind, I'm sure he's not calling my face covering a doily. I don't think he'd be that rude to a friend. And as far as fining businesses, well, the only thing that comes to mind is that he's having a rough time leading Nevada and is surrounding himself with biased anti-business folks that encourage disrespect on officers, protests breaking all the COVID rules as well as inciting violence. We can have large gatherings of protesters, but we can't have more than 50 in a church or getting back to school. Just bad decisions there. I'm watching closely and carefully what this next special session agenda will be that the Gov. is about to call. It could be many people's last session if they come after our cops legislatively.”