Governor Pete Ricketts says now is the time for Republicans to get behind Donald Trump as their presidential candidate.
“Well, you know, we’ve got a political process here that is certainly very diverse with a lot of different opinions in it,” Ricketts told reporters during a news conference. “Donald Trump is going to be the presumptive nominee. I committed awhile back to support the nominee of the Republican Party and that is who I’m going to be supporting.”
Ricketts says Republicans still need to vote in Nebraska’s Primary Election on Tuesday, because other GOP candidates on the ballot need their support.
“We’ve got to get behind our nominee and we also have a lot of other folks who are going to be on that ballot on Tuesday that’s important to support as well,” Ricketts says, “so please don’t think just because the presidential race is over that voters can take off Tuesday. They still need to turnout and show up at the polls.”
The governor downplayed U.S. Senator Ben Sasse’s call for another presidential option to Trump and likely Democratic nominee, Hillary Clinton.
“I’m going a different direction,” Ricketts says. “I don’t believe you can look at history and see any successful third party candidate, at least not recent history.”