As wild, crazy, unpredictable and disheartening as the 2015 legislative session was, there was one constant in Carson City that Nevadans could count on: Assemblywoman Michele Fiore, R-Las Vegas, would open her mouth almost daily and insert a foot (or two) in it. Here are seven of our “favorite” Fiore-isms through the first half of 2015:
“When you have an individual who has battled and been through what I’ve been through, who is better to be the chairperson of taxation? Who better to be an advocate for the regular person?” – KNPR’S STATE OF NEVADA, JANUARY 29
Fiore explains why her (rather large) unpaid tax bills should not prevent her from head- ing up the state’s taxation committee.
“If these young, hot little girls on campus have a firearm, I wonder how many men will want to assault them. The sexual assaults that are occurring would go down once these sexual predators get a bullet in their head.” – THE NEW YORK TIMES, FEBRUARY 18
Fiore speaking in favor of her campus-carry bill, apparently forgetting that the law would not stipulate that only “hot, little girls” would have guns, but their potential rapists would as well. But, hey, as long as someone gets a bullet in the head, right?
“If you have cancer, which I believe is a fungus, and we can put a PIC line into your body and we’re flushing, say, salt water, sodium carbonate, through that line, [we could] flush out the fungus.” – HER WEEKLY RADIO SHOW, FEBRUARY 21
Fiore (who is neither a doctor nor plays one on the radio) explaining how easy it is to cure cancer. Memo to cancer researchers around the world: Wake up!
“I wanted to recommend a great trilogy that I recently watched, Atlas Shrugged.” – NEWS RELEASE, MAY 20
This was accompanied by a link to the site where one can purchase the special-edition three-DVD boxed set, which is currently more than 50 percent off and includes such bonus features as “‘The John Galt Theme’ slideshow” and “Meet the villains of SSI.”
“While I am deeply sad for the families of the victims and the community of Charleston, I do not think that this was an act that could have been prevented by gun control; this church was a gun-free zone! This was not the outcome of a gun problem. This was the outcome of a psychological problem.” – NEWS RELEASE, JUNE 24
Fiore expresses her empathy for the victims of the Charleston shooting. And for the gun.
“What does work is the commitment to work together to find solutions that benefit others.” – LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL EDITORIAL, JANUARY 12
Fiore pens an opinion piece as a “special” contributor to the paper to assure constituents that her taxes are completely in order.
“Sit your ass down and be quiet!” – NEVADA ASSEMBLY FLOOR, APRIL 25
Fiore demonstrates what a “commitment to work together” looks like in action. – Lissa Townsend Rodgers