Flanked by Trump White House alumni, Republican U.S Senate candidate Adam Laxalt portrayed himself as Nevada’s chance to dissent from President Joe Biden and Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) as part of a two-day tour through Southern Nevada.
Hinging his Friday stump speech in Henderson on immigration, COVID restrictions, election laws and the media, Laxalt’s message stuck to familiar ground as he accused his likely opponent of failing to buck national Democrats during the 2020 summer of protests, riots and unrest that followed the death of George Floyd.
“No leadership, refusing to cross her party or refusing to cross the brand, the peaceful protest brand,” Laxalt said. “They just can’t survive if violence continues to increase. We’re a tourism economy, people are scared to come here. This city cannot grow and thrive.”
Speaking to a crowd of roughly 120 packed into the…