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Amy Tarkanian warns of witches, ISIS, LDS

By: - October 23, 2018 12:16 pm
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During a radio interview with KKVV 1060am, “The Gospel Airship,” Amy Tarkanian, wife of third district Republican congressional candidate Danny Tarkanian and former chair of the Nevada Republican Party, raised alarms about witches casting spells at Donald Trump and Brett Kavanaugh.

During a discussion on the Obama administration’s nuclear deal with Iran, a program participant described Iran as a country “run by people who God’s whispering in their ear to kill us.”

“Well you kind of sarcastically say that God was whispering in their ear to kill us,” Amy Tarkanian said. “You know, it’s also been reported that since the left’s tactics haven’t been working fully now we have witches out there casting spells on a regular basis. You look at me funny but I’ve seen it. They’re casting spells supposedly at Justice Kavanaugh and our president.”

Tarkanian was referring to the hexes cast this month on Kavanaugh, Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell by a coven of witches in Brooklyn. The women, many of whom also cast hexes on abusers in their own lives, described the ritual as a way of showing “resistance and resilience.”

During the interview, which was recorded, posted online and announced to media by Democrats, Tarkanian also expressed alarm about migrant caravans making their way through Central America and Mexico, asserting that “100 or so ISIS terrorists are coming up with the caravan.”

Taking Trump’s lead, Republicans and Trump-friendly media have seized on the subject of migrants seeking refuge, hoping the issue will drive Republican voter turnout. Trump also has contended that “unknown Middle Easterners” are mixed in with the migrants. The White House has failed to provide any evidence that terrorists or any “Middle Easterners” mixed in with the caravan.

Tarkanian also said the her husband’s loss in his 2016 congressional bid was partly due to the Church of Latter Day Saints voters.

In 2016, “we had the top of our ticket on the Republican side, unfortunately, denounce our candidate– then Trump, before he was actually president,” Tarkanian said, referring to Rep. Joe Heck, who renounced his support of Trump following the infamous Access Hollywood video.

“And you had Mitt Romney who many look up to in the Latter-Day Saint community” — Romney was also a harsh critic of Trump in 2016, describing him as a “con man,” a “fake,” a “phony” and a “fraud” — “and a lot of them stayed home,” Tarkanian said. “And unfortunately the president now, he lost Nevada by 2 percent and Danny lost CD3 by one.”

Tarkanian has told the Review-Journal that she is considering a run for Las Vegas City Council.

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Hugh Jackson
Hugh Jackson

Hugh Jackson was editor of the Las Vegas Business Press, senior editor at the Las Vegas CityLife weekly newspaper, daily political commentator on the Las Vegas NBC affiliate, and author of the Las Vegas Gleaner political blog. Prior to moving to Las Vegas, he was a reporter and editor at the Casper (Wyoming) Star-Tribune.

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