The Republican National Convention is coming to a close on Thursday with the final speech delivered by presidential nominee Donald Trump.
When the convention ends, nobody from Nebraska will have delivered a speech on the main stage. Senator Fischer was offered a spot. She says she turned down the chance because she’d rather focus on policy than politics.
“I wanted to talk about national security, really dive down into it,” Fischer says.
Fischer spoke at the 2012 Republican National Convention. She was still a candidate for the Senate at that point.
“I had so much fun four years ago, just to do a little blip,” Fischer says. “It’s a great experience. Maybe in four years I’ll have that opportunity again.”
In a convention that’s had several different themes throughout the week, Fischer thinks she could have brought an interesting perspective if given the chance to speak about policy issues.
“I wanted, I guess, to have exposure to be able to show what a woman, a Republican from Nebraska believes are concerns that we’re facing in this country,” Fischer says. “And that would be national security and economic security.”
Kevin Thomas, KLIN