LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Things are heating up during the Nevada special session.
Nevada Democrat assembly members left more than 300 pairs of flip flops leading to the Carson City office of Republican senator Keith Pickard.
Pickard says he was amused by the move and he's leaving it to others to decide its propriety.
Pickard sent this statement to 13 Action News:
Though it was considered a significant breach of decorum (and was immediately cleared), I thought it was amusing. I will leave it for others to decide its propriety. But I like a good practical joke. Bees, flip-flops, and all.
Democrats say this was in response to what they call a last-minute flip flop on the mining tax bill to help fund the budget deficit.
NV Dems Communications Director Molly Forgey replied to the situation in the following Twitter thread:
This was remarkable. When doing the right thing for the right reasons is code for flip flopping because the mining lobby told me so. And the bee reference is just the cherry on top. #nvleg https://t.co/LOJPZxiCBi— Molly Forgey (@mbforgey) July 19, 2020
The Nevada Senate Republicans weighed in with this statement:
Here you go Nevada! Democrat elected officials playing pranks while everyone WAITS for them to continue the business of the legislature during this special session! @GovSisolak @Nicole4Nevada @JasonFrierson should immediately apologize for disrespecting this institution. #nvleg pic.twitter.com/u4sC4LKxe4— Senate Republicans (@NVGOPSenate) July 19, 2020
The flip flops are being donated to the Carson City Boys and Girls Club.