One of the Republican candidates for U.S. Senate pushing Donald Trump's "Big Lie" about election fraud threw a tantrum against a local newspaper following his campaign kickoff, the Reno Gazette Journal reported Friday.
Former Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt is attempting a political comeback after losing the state's 2018 gubernatorial race.
"The 43-year-old Reno native dished up plenty of red meat in a brief speech delivered at his campaign kick-off, where he slammed everything from cancel culture and critical race theory to Black Lives Matter and the U.S. military's recent exit from Afghanistan," the newspaper noted. "But Laxalt notably did not mention the one issue that's drawn him the most attention in recent months — election integrity."
When Trump endorsed Laxalt in August, he pushed his "Big Lie" about election fraud.
"He fought valiantly against the Election Fraud, which took place in Nevada," Trump falsely claimed.
The event was held at Famous Dave's BBQ, a chain restaurant. Following the event, Laxalt refused to answer questions from the Reno newspaper.
Brian Duggan, the executive editor of the Reno Gazette Journal, hoped Laxalt would stop dodging the newspaper.
"We sincerely hope the former Nevada attorney general decides to answer our questions for our readers during this campaign. It's a standard we're holding all candidates to," he wrote on Twitter.
But a defiant Laxalt retweeted Duggan, vowing his campaign would "take our message directly to voters."
We will not pretend that the @rgj is an unbiased source of news, it’s a liberal activist rag that pushes false narr… https://t.co/eUF8bdQ88A— Adam Paul Laxalt (@Adam Paul Laxalt) 1633134422.0