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Flip flops fill hallways in Carson City as Nevada's special session heats up

Posted at 11:44 PM, Jul 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-19 03:17:19-04

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:

The Nevada Senate Republicans weighed in with this statement:

The flip flops are being donated to the Carson City Boys and Girls Club.