After spending part of the morning implying that his life was in possible danger, that his office has been “broken into by burglars,” and he had “had his life threatened,” Dean Heller has to backtrack on these claims pretty fast after local police contradicted the claims.
Las Vegas Metropolitan Police determined that no break-in had occurred, and all that had happened is that an angry constituent had left a note in a public area.
Heller’s office had said earlier that police were investigating a weekend break-in at the lawmaker’s Las Vegas Senate office, and quickly attempted to make Senator Heller look like a victim.
Heller has become more famous than normal, after he said he may not vote for Trumpcare. Pressure has been put on him to declare support for the bill. Heller is also the only GOP senator up for re-election in 2018 in a state that Trump lost, making him one of the most vulnerable Republicans in the next election.