LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — There was a shake-up in the leadership for the City of Las Vegas Tuesday night as Michele Fiore stepped down from her position of Mayor Pro Tem for the City of Las Vegas.
Mayor Carolyn Goodman was right by Fiore’s side as she delivered remarks in a news conference Tuesday evening.
“I believe she has the best of intention and always the biggest heart,” Mayor Goodman said. “I know she will continue to serve her ward and the City of Las Vegas.”
Fiore, who is still a member of the Las Vegas City Council, has been under fire for allegedly making “racially charged” comments at Clark County’s Republican Convention more than one week ago.
The county’s Republican party called Fiore’s remarks, “irresponsible, insensitive, and inaccurate,” and they wanted her to apologize.
Fiore did not apologize on Tuesday. But she did say, “I have five months to make sure we get four more years of Donald Trump.”
Fiore also did not directly answer reporters when asked if this recent controversy was the reason she decided to step down. This is what she said when asked to clarify her comments at the Clark County Republican Convention:
“I’m going to tell you this: We’ve had a lot of rhetoric and no resolve,” Fiore said. “I stand by what I said at our Republican Convention. Let me tell you, what I’m not going to say is create more chaos by repeating it.”
Mayor Goodman who says she didn’t find out about Fiore’s decision until 3:30 p.m., has asked former Mayor Pro Tem Stavros Anthony to resume the position, it just has to be ratified.
Councilman Cedric Crear, who sent a letter to Mayor Goodman asking her to investigate Fiore’s alleged comments, released the following statement.