Facing angry constituents at his first public event in over three months, Dean Heller on Monday claimed to have “no problem with federal funding” for Planned Parenthood — just days after voting for legislation targeting Planned Parenthood’s funding.
But Heller’s cowardice knows no bounds. After misrepresenting his record, Heller yesterday walked back his dishonest claim that he’s supported Planned Parenthood as soon as he was safely away from his constituents.
Despite being well-aware that no federal funding is currently used to pay for abortions, Heller stressed that “he is opposed to providing federal funding to any organization that performs abortions and is supported by taxpayers’ dollars” and “has a long record that reflects his position.”
American Bridge President Jessica Mackler statement on Heller lying to his constituents about his extreme anti-choice record:
“Dean Heller is a two-faced coward who lied to his constituents’ faces about his hardline anti-choice record of attacks on women’s healthcare access, then walked back his tepid Planned Parenthood ‘support’ as soon as he was safely out of the room. We know Heller thinks listening to Nevadans at town halls is an unpleasant chore to be avoided at all costs, but this latest act of disrespect is a new low.”