Amy Tarkanian warns of witches, ISIS, LDS

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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.

Hugh Jackson
Editor | Hugh Jackson has been writing about Nevada policy and politics for more than 20 years. He 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 wrote the then-groundbreaking Las Vegas Gleaner, which among other things was the only independent political blog from Nevada that was credentialed at the 2008 Democratic National Convention. He spent a few years as a senior energy and environmental policy analyst for Public Citizen, and has occasionally worked as a consultant on mining, taxation, education and other issues for Nevada labor and public interest organizations. His freelance work has been published in outlets ranging from the Guardian to Desert Companion to In These Times to the Oil & Gas Journal. For several years he also taught U.S. History courses at UNLV. Prior to moving to Las Vegas, he was a reporter and then assistant managing editor at the Casper Star-Tribune, Wyoming’s largest newspaper.

2 COMMENTS

  1. Dear Mr. Hugh Jackson;
    About Trump and the media.
    I guess the straw that broke the camels back for me was when he started bragging to members of the United Nations about how great he and his administration was. And they laughed at him. The things he was saying was just so ridiculous and audacious the world laughed at him. And on the stage he was saying that he didn’t expect that response. And a few hours later he said that he planned that response. And when all the respected representatives from all over the world laughed at him, they were also laughing at us. We were the laughingstock of the world.
    To be fair, I am a Democrat. I will vote across my parties line on certain issues that I am impassioned about. After all, we still at this point are a democracy. So my challenge for Mrs. Tarkanian and anyone else is to find a list on line that keeps track of all the lies that Trump has openly said the public. Go back online and see if he actually said these lies. From there, research to see if they are actually lies.
    Finally, get out and vote. All sides, please stop hating on each other. Remember, we are all from the same side. We are citizens and potential citizens of the greatest nation in the world. And nobody can change that. Peace out.
    James Templeton
    Port Hueneme, California

  2. One person is trying very hard to change that.calling the media an “enemy ” is just step one. Demonizing refugees is another. Refusing to call out evil monster for what they are is yet another. Where Nazi Germany went, we are doomed to follow unless we learn from History!

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