LAS VEGAS -- Nevada state Senator Kelvin Atkinson said he never had any knowledge of a direct threat allegedly made by Assemblyman Steven Brooks against incoming Assembly speaker Marilyn Kirkpatrick.
"Let me make it very clear, I never told anyone that I had knowledge from Steve of a direct threat on the Speaker's life."
Atkinson issued his statement to the media Monday morning. He referred to Brooks as a good man who is going through a very difficult period. Assemblyman Pat Hickey also commented on the case in his newsletter calling it "one damn sad human story."