Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce Calls on Jim Wheeler to Resign
Las Vegas – Today, the Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce issued the following statement regarding Nevada State Assemblyman Jim Wheeler:
The Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce calls for the immediate resignation of State Assemblyman Jim Wheeler (R-39) from the Nevada State Legislature. Mr. Wheeler’s comments regarding his willingness to endorse slavery are appalling, outrageous and do not reflect the values we embody in Nevada. His remarks are unacceptable and should not be tolerated. There is no place in Nevada state politics – or anywhere – for an individual with this mindset.
In addition, the Metro Chamber is disturbed by his disdain for the people of Southern Nevada, who make up nearly 75 percent of the state and who contribute greatly to its economy, its accomplishments and community spirit. These remarks, too, bring into question Mr. Wheeler’s respect for his fellow citizens and human beings.
We call on other organizations in Nevada to join us in condemning Mr. Wheeler and urge him to resign immediately.