October 23, 2020

For Immediate Release

Communications Director: Jack Doyle

In New Interviews, Troy Nehls Shows Exactly Why He’s Been Kept in Hiding

With two weeks left until Election Day, Troy Nehls stuck his head out of hiding, and proved why he was put there in the first place

Sugar Land — After hiding from the media for almost the entire campaign, Troy Nehls has participated in two interviews and demonstrated why his Washington Republican backers hid him in the first place. Nehls spoke with Fox 26 Houston’s Greg Groogan and joined Mark Levin’s conservative talk radio show. In the process, the Fired Cop gave laughable answers as to why he was fired as a police officer and why he played down the coronavirus instead of protecting our community. 

Nehls on masks: “I don’t like the way they’ve totally taken this issue and made it a political issue, we are all Americans, we are human beings and we shouldn’t take this mask issue and make it a political issue: it’s a serious issue.”

After near-singlehandedly making masks a political issue in Fort Bend County, Nehls feigned disappointment in people that make masks “a political issue,” then turned around and argued the key to getting through the pandemic was to “support the President.” Nehls failed to mention that in April he called mask mandates “unAmerican”, “communist”, and “unnecessary”. While public health officials were trying to save Texans’ lives, Nehls was playing politics.

Nehls on being fired: “It was small town politics, I got caught up in the small town politics.”

And, when asked about his twice-termination from positions as police officer, Nehls reduced the matter to “small town politics.” But “small town politics” is more like when you’re edged out of the town council race for making shoddy lemon bars, not Nehls’ termination from a major police department for 20 incidents of misconduct, including obstructing justice, destroying evidence, improper arrest, failing to report to work, and too many more to list.

Nehls on his underfunded campaign: “[Sri] is going to outraise me 2 to 1 because the Democrats are good at raising money. They are pulling millions in because they are energizing their people. I don’t think money is going to win this.”

Meanwhile, an appearance on Mark Levin’s conservative talk radio show was an interesting exercise in denial. As the Fort Bend Herald wrote of Nehls’ oblivious approach to campaigning in the year 2020, , Nehls went on a conservative radio show last week to say despite trailing almost 2-to-1 in fundraising and many pollsters rating this race a tossup, he still feels confident that he has a solid lead,” the Fort Bend Herald wrote. 

It’s Troy Nehls’ world and he’s just living in it. Unfortunately for him, no one else is.


Sri Preston Kulkarni is the son of an Indian immigrant father and a mother whose family descends from Sam Houston. Kulkarni is a former Foreign Service Officer who served fourteen years overseas in places like Iraq, Russia, and Jerusalem, and as a former Defense, Foreign Policy and Veteran Affairs Advisor to Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) before deciding to leave the foreign service and return home to run for Congress in 2018.

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