In a lengthy tirade against Donald Trump, a Nevada Republican Party official shocked the audience by disparaging a former party chairperson as an “alcoholic bimbo.”
According to KSNV-TV, Michele Fiore, a departing Las Vegas city councilwoman who failed to win the position of state treasurer, was seen on camera criticizing Amy Tarkanian, the former chairperson of the state’s Republican Party and the spouse of Douglas County commissioner Danny Tarkanian.
“This girl, Miss Alcoholic that she is, this panty dropper after two shots, okay?” Fiore said Tuesday night at a GOP event. “This girl, if you want a piece of Amy, give her two shots. She’ll give it to y’all, okay?”
A regular contributor to Fox News and Newsmax Tarkanian supported the re-election campaigns of Democratic attorney general Aaron Ford against Republican nominee Sigal Chattah as well as Democratic state treasurer Zach Conine against Fiore.
“This girl campaigned against my best friend Sigal Chattah,” Fiore said, as some in the crowd booed. “In Brooklyn, she’d get a beating, but here we have a couple of other rules, so we can’t break her fingers. You know what I mean? Just kidding, just kidding. I didn’t break anybody’s fingers, it’s all a lie.”
“She was the chairwoman for five months, about to be recalled and she quit because she knew her time was up because she was useless as tits on a boar,” Fiore continued. “You know what that means? I wasn’t going to say any of this tonight, but I have to tell you when you drive up and down this state, we’ve got 17 counties. This alcoholic bimbo who smears the Tarkanian name smears it, may [former UNLV basketball coach] Jerry Tarkanian rest in peace, he’s turning over in his grave that his stupid son Danny married a stupid waitress from Fresno.”
Fiore’s remarks elicited gasps and stunned laughter, and she continued defaming Tarkanian as others in the audience motioned for her to stop and leave the stage.
“Let me tell you something,” she said. “I worked with Aaron Ford, he was a senator, and I was an assemblywoman. Now I don’t know how snuggly Amy got with Aaron, but I’m going to tell you something ain’t right, and I know it’s two-shot Amy Tarkanian.”
Then Fiore changed the subject, urging everyone present to declare their support for Trump, explaining that she and Nevada GOP chair Michael McDonald had decided against going to the former president’s 2024 campaign announcement in favor of attending this gathering.
“How many people do I have here that support President Trump?” Fiore said. “I need you guys to stand up right now, all Trump supporters stand up. You know why? Because our president just announced tonight in Mar-a-Lago, where Michael and I were supposed to be but we chose to be here with you. We have [inaudible] over there. We’re here with you. President Trump announced tonight that he will be our next president and we need to harvest value. It’s the law.”
McDonald also fired shots at Tarkanian, but he avoided personally insulting her by only making general threats.
“They are not Republicans, they do not speak for you, and they don’t belong having the ‘R’ behind their name,” McDonald said. “Your day’s coming, and don’t think there are not some of their little tentacles still in this party. The people that made sure you didn’t have a voice. There’s a few left around.”
According to Tarkanian, the two’s remarks were “unacceptable and disgusting,” and their conduct demonstrated the need for new party leadership.
“It was disappointing, it’s disgusting, but I was not shocked, because, in all honesty, I think that they are now needing a new villain,” Tarkanian said. “I think a public apology would be phenomenal, but unfortunately, I don’t think she’s embarrassed. I’m not embarrassed. I think she should be embarrassed, and I think the national party really needs to take a hard look and see who is representing the Republican Party.”