Republican United States Senate candidate Deb Fischer calls “absurd” charges by Democrats that a boundary dispute with a neighbor led her to endorse legislation to change the state’s fencing laws.
The Nebraska Democratic Party issued a two-pronged criticism of Republican US Senate candidate Deb Fischer last week. First, that a property line dispute with a neighbor motivated her to back a change in state fencing laws. Fischer says the bill wasn’t controversial.
“That was a committee bill that I signed onto, as did Sen. Chambers and every other member of the Ag Committee, and it moved through the process,” according to Fischer. “It had nothing to do with the lawsuit. That lawsuit was settled many years before.”
The Nebraska Democratic Party also accused Fischer of using a double-standard when approaching the role of government and the courts. Chairman-elect Vince Powers charged during a news conference in Lincoln that Fischer wants to cut government spending, except when it benefits her and wants to curtail legal action unless she asks the courts to resolve a dispute of hers.
“The double standard is, government’s good when it lines my pocket, the legal system is good when I can use it to bully a neighbor,” Powers stated. “But, when anyone else wants it, it’s bad.”
Fischer dismissed the charge as a simple, partisan attack.
“And, I think, as we continue in this last month, as we head towards November 6th, I’m going to continue doing what I’ve been doing and that’s talking about policy issues that are important for Nebraskans,” Fischer says. “That’s talking about issues that affect the lives of every single Nebraskan.”
Fischer says she expects such partisan swipes to become more frequent as Election Day draws near.
AUDIO: Brent Martin reports [:40]