U.S. Sen. Deb Fischer declines to directly comment on the anti-Trump campaign championed by fellow Nebraskan, Sen. Ben Sasse, and reaffirms her support of the Republican nominee, whoever it is.
Don’t expect Fischer to join the Sasse campaign against Donald Trump’s candidacy.
“Well, I of course respect Sen. Sasse’s views. I have a different view on the issue and I think I’ve made that clear,” Fischer tells Nebraska reporters during a conference call.
Fischer backs Florida Sen. Marco Rubio for the Republican nomination. She campaigned for Rubio in Minnesota prior to the Super Tuesday primary.
Sasse has not come out in favor of any candidate, but has been campaigning against Trump.
Though Fischer backs Rubio, she has been consistent in stating she will support the GOP nominee, even if it isn’t Rubio.
“I’m not going to bash other candidates in the Republican Party. I’m not going to tear anybody down,” Fischer says. “I’m not going to get into, I guess, the stuff that makes headlines.”
Fischer calls the 2016 presidential race an important election. She says change must come to Washington after four years of Democrat Barack Obama in the White House and says Democrat Hillary Clinton, Obama’s former Secretary of State, will simply continue his policies.
Sasse has stated he will not support Trump if he wins the Republican nomination and suggests a third-party candidate could emerge if Trump wins the GOP race.
Fischer has no interest in a 3rd party candidate.
“I’m supporting the Republican nominee. I think I’ve made very, very clear.”
AUDIO: Brent Martin reports [:50]