"We have these people trying to pass themselves off as Republicans or as conservatives when they're not even closely related to what that is. I don't even know if they understand what a real Republican is. But we have these individuals that are now doing this. And so they're trying to create confusion," Nichols told host Dr. Daniel Bobinski during the April 28 episode of "Keep the Republic" on Brighteon.TV.
"And as a person that is getting attacked by them or other organizations, then all I can do is put out as much information to try to counter or utilize what they actually put out. I have done that many times. I've had the Democrat Party that has put out stuff about me and I'll take their information. I'll utilize it for my own benefit and actually thank them for it. And eventually they'll take it down because they don't want me thanking them for something that they did when it was supposed to be a negative and I turned it into a positive."
The Republican Party congresswoman, who is running for a seat on the Idaho State Senate this year, said you need to put out the information to counter what they are saying and expose these conservative or Republican pretenders by their actions. (Related: When running for office, Democrats pretend to be moderates while Republicans pretend to be conservatives.)
Nichols said if you are a conservative and pro-liberty, you are going to be attacked by socialists and Marxists.
The Idaho District 11 representative also gave her response on a video clip shown by Bobinski that talked about how Idaho Rep. Greg Ferch, Sen. Christy Zito and herself were trying to increase their own budget by supporting a certain bill.
She explained that whoever put the information out was not really looking at what the bill actually was. Nichols said the bill allows Idaho legislators to go back into session because there were a lot of issues going on in the state, such as the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, mandate issues and other things.
Nichols added the Idaho legislators would not have needed the bill if the attorney general helped the governor follow the State Constitution's provision regarding the state of emergency.
She said there were provisions already set up to allow Idaho legislators to come back in a manner that would keep decorum and respect the State Constitution. The congresswoman said it is unfortunate that the attorney general misinterpreted the State Constitution.
"And so as representatives, we were being kept out of the whole governmental process of representation and representing our people in our districts and their needs and the things that were transpiring, as well as all this money that was funneling into the state for COVID. Really, that's the job of the legislators to appropriate that and make sure where it's going and what it's being spent on. And we were just entirely being kept out of that whole process. And so that bill was passed so that we could allow ourselves to come back into session, if need be, to be able to deal with the issues in Idaho that need to be addressed," Nichols explained.
Nichols stated that the state government is attacking the majority of the Republicans in the House because the bill was passed unanimously by Republicans. She also explained that the legislature is not allowed to vote for any pay raises for themselves and that this is sent through a separate committee that takes into account what they feel is necessary or needed as far as any pay raises go.