LAS VEGAS (KSNV) — During an interview with the ABC News, Vice President Mike Pence said that politics was being played against President Trump's visit to the Silver State.
"Well we're in an election year and not surprisingly some politics is being played, because in Nevada that governor actually saw to it that the president was denied access to three or four different outdoor sites which would have been our first choice," Vice President Pence said.
Gov. Steve Sisolak took to Twitter following the interview, which aired on the broadcast network's digital platforms Wednesday night.
Sisolak said that the "virus doesn't care that we're in election year" and that Nevadans had taken sacrifices given by the White House Coronavirus Task Force.
"According to your own guidance, POTUS put Nevadans at risk," Gov. Sisolak explained.
President Trump has highly criticized Nevada's governor in recent days after attempting to hold a rally after being denied access to outdoor venues in Reno and Las Vegas.
Gov. Sisolak has repeatedly stated to him and Nevadans that he was not involved in the decision to deny access to venues.
The Nevada GOP further ignited the controversy, adding that the governor had "double standards" for rallies in the state.