Please Vote Below Whether You Think Dean Heller Was "Never Trump"

“I vehemently oppose our nominee” - Dean Heller
National Journal

“He’s not going to change his ways and he’s not going to change the way he’s campaigning,” he said.



There seems to be a lot of evidence to say that he was ...

A lot of evidence …

“I said in the past that I was concerned with his rhetoric and this shows that my misgivings were correct,” Heller said in a statement to POLITICO on Monday. The NRSC vice chair never endorsed Trump. 

- Politico

"The Trump factor “doesn’t make any difference to me,” Heller said. “In fact, my constituents would rather see me at home than in Cleveland, Ohio. So that’s what I’m going to do.” 

- Politico

He was the first to run to Congressman Heck’s side when he unendorsed him 

Republican Senator Dean Heller, who’s long expressed doubts about Trump, said he supported Heck and Hardy’s comments and thinks Heck can still win if the un-endorsement angers the base. 

“Of course Heck can win the race and he’s going to win this race,” Heller said. “What those videos and tapes had to say was reprehensible and I don’t think Dr. Heck had a choice, and I don’t think Cresent Hardy had a choice. I know it makes people uncomfortable, but it’s the right position to take.”

- Reno Gazette-Journal

Who’s that fella in the blue sport coat on the right?

"Let's be very, very clear, I do not support Trump." - Dean Heller

And it’s unlikely that he voted for him

“Today, I’m opposed to his campaign,” said Sen. Dean Heller of Nevada. “He did a lot of damage. It’s very difficult for him, as far as I’m concerned, to recover from his previous comments. I’ll give him a chance, but at this point, I have no intentions of voting for him.”

- Politico

“I want to get through the debates and see how the debates go, see how he does,” Heller said. “You know, I tell you the last week or two wasn’t healthy as far as my decision making process with some of the comments that he’s made, but I figure I have two choices. I have two choices as a Republican and that’s to either vote for Trump or vote for ‘none of the above.”

- Reno Gazette-Journal

“I vehemently oppose our nominee and some of the comments and issues he brought up during the campaign,” he told reporters this month. “What I’m committing to is voting against Hillary Clinton.” He pointed out that voters in Nevada actually do have the option of voting for “none of the above.”

- National Journal

After the election, he finally gave him a chance

“My job, is to go back there and work with the new President. If I like his policies, I’ll support him.”

But when it comes to Trump’s policies …

“In this form, I will not support it,” Heller said. Heller is up for reelection in 2018 and is from a Medicaid expansion state. He cited the rollback of expansion has his reason not to support it. “This bill…is simply not the answer,” Heller said. “There isn’t anything in this bill that would lower premiums,” Heller said. “Make no mistake, the ACA does need fixing. But the bill in front of us today I don’t think makes those fixes,”  Heller said. 

- Talking Points Memo

“I’m announcing today that in this form I will not support it,” Appearing alongside Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval, who has been protective of ObamaCare’s Medicaid expansion, Heller raised concerns about the bill’s phase out of the expansion. “It’s going to be very difficult to get me to a yes,” Heller said. “You have to protect Medicaid expansion states. That’s what I want,” he said.

- The Hill

During the floor debate last week, Heller opposed a test vote on a straight repeal of major parts of Obamacare – the same legislation he favored back in 2015.

- Politico

Heller was one of six turncoats on the repeal of Obamacare. There has been no real vote to repeal Obamacare. But on the closest thing the GOP has advanced this year, Dean Heller was a traitor.

- Red State

“Here’s the problem: I want to wake up every morning and look in the mirror and feel very good about myself and what I’m doing for the state of Nevada. And I’ll continue to do so. Right now jumping on the Trump bandwagon isn’t there for me yet.”

- Reno Gazette-Journal

Dean Heller is proud of blocking Obamacare repeal he said in an interview with News 4. “And obviously it got in the middle of this – this health care battle, and I feel real pleased with the way this thing turned out,” Heller said.