By Sean Whaley | Nevada News Bureau
CARSON CITY – U.S. Senate candidate and Rep. Shelley Berkley defended her efforts to preserve a kidney transplant program in Nevada in 2008, saying she never advocated for anything that was not in the best interests of patients and patient care.
Berkley, D-Nev., defended her role in preserving the program in response to questions in an interview on the Face To Face television program.
Berkley, who is facing U.S. Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., in a battle for the seat that could tip the balance of power in the Senate, also expressed disappointment that the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday did not completely reject Arizona’s immigration law.
In a lengthy discussion of her ethics review, Berkley defended her actions.
“The reality is I’ve never done anything, or never advocated for anything that wasn’t in the best interest of patients and patient care,” she said.