Nevada congressional candidate Michele Fiore said Monday that her recent comments about shooting people in the head and ending their miserable lives apply to terrorists and not Syrian refugees.
The two-term Republican state assemblywoman clarified statements she made Saturday on her Las Vegas-based radio talk show, "Walk the Talk," that some interpreted as conflating refugees and terrorists and indicating she wanted to kill the whole group.
"I was not talking about the refugees," she told The Associated Press on Monday, but she added, "I do not want Syrian refugees in our state, period."
Fiore, who is known for making controversial statements and posing with guns in a custom calendar and on a family Christmas card, also confirmed that she's entering the race for Nevada's 3rd Congressional District and does not plan to seek re-election to her Las Vegas-area Assembly seat. She previously said she was exploring a congressional bid.