Gov. Pete Ricketts says he has met with Sen. Bill Kintner to ask the senator to reconsider his decision not to resign in wake of the cybersex scandal.
Ricketts says he still holds out hope that Kintner, a Republican from Papillion, will resign.
“I don’t believe he can be an effective advocate for his constituents and that he ought to do the right thing and step down,” Ricketts tells reporters during a news conference in his office called on another matter.
Ricketts says he met face-to-face with Kintner shortly after the Nebraska Accountability and Disclosure Commission fined Kintner $1,000 for using his state-owned laptop computer to engage in cybersex.
Kintner has been steadfast in his decision not to resign in wake of the findings.
“I asked him to reconsider his decision and I asked him to resign, basically laying out for him that, what we talked about, which is I think that he is not going to be able to be an effective advocate for his constituents,” Ricketts says.
Ricketts says he couldn’t get a sense of Kintner’s reaction to his request.
“He listened. You know, we’ll see what happens.”
AUDIO: Brent Martin reports [:45]