March 4, 2016

It's fight time in Nevada! In one corner, Republican candidate for Congress, certifiable wingnut and Bundy family enabler Michele Fiore.

In the other, Annette Teijeiro, another challenger, who posted the video to Facebook.

As Teijeiro was making the case for having a sane person in Congress with some experience, Fiore leaped to her feet, grabbing the microphone and informing Teijeiro that her time was up.

When Teijeiro didn't snap to, Fiore leaned in menacingly and asked, "You want to have a fight with me?"

She then ordered Teijiero to "put the mic down."

I was wondering if her next question was going to be whether Teijeiro needed to pee, like she did with the Malheur Malcontent holdouts.

Fiore might be about as useful as Michele Bachman in Congress. Entertaining, but bad for the country as a whole.

More from the Las Vegas Sun:

But Fiore had to defend the breadth of knowledge that she would take to Congress after a moderator said that she had mainly focused on two issues: guns and the federal ownership of land. Her response was simple: “Just as I fight for our Second Amendment right and our First Amendment right for freedom of the press and free speech, I will fight as diligent and hard for everything that’s important for you.”

She also defended her recent trip to Oregon, where she traveled recently to support Ammon Bundy, the son of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, and his supporters. “You can betcha that I’m gonna come getcha,” Fiore said. “I will always protect my own people."

Teijeiro went after Fiore during the debate, criticizing her for voting in favor of the Faraday tax break legislation. She also alluded to Fiore when she said, “We can’t solve problems by going and shooting people in the head,” referencing remarks Fiore made in December that many took to mean that she was advocating the shooting of Syrian refugees in the head.

Fiore interrupted her, telling her that her time was up, the bell was ringing and to put her mic down. “I find it very sad when anyone up here cannot run on their own merits, and they just attack others,” Fiore said.

They forgot to mention the fighting words, but did put in this one cute moment:

“This chick can’t run on her own merits, so the only thing she does is attack all of us,” Fiore said.

Teijiero shot back: “I’m not a chick, I’m actually a medical doctor. I’m an anaesthesiologist.”

They're taking their playbook from the 2016 Republican hopefuls, I see.

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