Harry Reid: Brothels keep business out of Nevada
Senate Majority Harry Leader Reid defended the effectiveness of the federal stimulus package today during a visit to the Nevada legislature. He also boosted GM, Chrysler, and green energy, criticized term limits, and suggested that businesses are reluctant to relocate to Nevada because of legal prostitution.
“If we want to attract business to Nevada that puts people back to work, the time has come to outlaw prostitution,” the senator told a joint session of Nevada Legislators.
The industry launched an immediate and spirited counter-attack in the hallway outside the chambers. Brothel owner Dennis Hoff and long-time industry lobbyist George Flint lashed out, saying hundreds of jobs would be lost in the brothel counties. Fifteen hundred women would be deprived of their small businesses they said, and in one county, the only doctor would have no reason to stay.
Flint said he found out from a friend who overheard someone close to Reid on Saturday night telling State Senator Sheila Leslie that the majority leader would call upon state lawmakers to end legal prostitution.
Hoff, who was accompanied by several of the potentially affected women, angrily accused Reid of using prostitution to distract from his own performance in the United States Senate.
More to follow, with audio. Meanwhile, in the photo below George Flint holds the press and a small number of his clients rapt, as he rails against Reid (whom he said is a long-time and beloved friend), and Las Vegas, where he says AIDS and other problems are rampant because of street-walking prostitutes.Uncategorized comment below, or link to this permanent URL from your own site.