Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak (D) fled a Las Vegas restaurant when confronted by an angry resident over his destructive COVID policies that crippled working-class Americans.
Sisolak initially appeared happy to take a photo with a “digital creator” identified as Justin Andersch before he began berating Sisolak, accusing him of working for China and the New World Order.
“You New World Order traitor piece of sh*t bastard,” Andersch told him. “You’re in here without security? I’m surprised you have the balls to be out here in public, punk.”
“You better get the f*ck out of here, Sisolak. You want to sell us all down the river? You’re working for China, piece of sh*t. You f*ckin’ traitor,” he continued as Sisolak began leaving the establishment. “You’re lucky I’m a law-abiding citizen.”
Andersch ceased hurling insults when Sisolak’s daughter joined him: “Because your daughter’s with you, I’m going to leave you alone now.”
Sisolak released a statement Monday falsely claiming Andersch had lobbed “racist threats” against his Chinese wife.
“Words have consequences — and the GOP field should be horrified that their rhetoric is encouraging violence,” Sisolak’s campaign said in a statement. “Anything less than a denunciation is condoning this behavior and encouraging it to continue.”
Republican Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo also condemned the tense confrontation, claiming that “hateful verbal abuse and violent threats have no place in our political system.”
“While I understand the frustration with Gov. Sisolak and his left-wing policies, no one deserves to be accosted while trying to enjoy a peaceful meal with their family,” Lombardo said in a statement.
Department of Public Safety spokeswoman Kim Yoko Smith confirmed the state police are investigating the incident but did not add any comment.
As several studies discovered, Sisolak’s harsh lockdown policies devastated working-class Nevadans, bringing the state’s unemployment up to 10%.
From the Ecopol Research Institute:
Governor Steve Sisolak’s lockdowns did nothing to stop covid. They did, however, inflict widespread harm upon working-class Nevadans. A recent analysis from the Pew Charitable Trusts found that Nevada’s prime-age employment rate dropped a full 10 percentage points from 2019 to 2021. In other words, ten out of every hundred prime-working-age Nevadans that were employed in the spring of 2019 are now out of a job. This was by far the highest rate of job loss found in any state nationwide, and triple the average rate found among the other forty-nine US states.
As bad as that is, nothing compares to the harm that Sisolak’s failed policies inflicted on children. School closures caused massive learning loss, which can have compounding deleterious effects that lead to reduced future earnings, an increased poverty rate, and even reduced life expectancy. Rates of mental health issues among children, including acts of intentional self-harm, have skyrocketed.
Though Andersch’s comments were off-color and aggressive, his anger at Sisolak isn’t unwarranted given this alarming data from the state as a result of his oppressive COVID policies.