Congressman Adrian Smith stands behind the Trump-Pence ticket despite recent controversies.
Smith says he doesn’t support Republican Donald Trump’s comments revealed on a 2005 video, but that doesn’t mean he’ll not support his bid for president.
“I cannot support an effective third term for Barack Obama. I think the policies of President Obama have set our country in the wrong direction,” Smith tells Nebraska Radio Network. “I have served side-by-side with Mike Pence when he was in the House from Indiana. I am very supportive of him, his efforts, his approach.”
Pence is the governor from Indiana Trump chose as his running mate.
Smith says he’s concerned with the statements Trump said about women in that 2005 video as well as recent accusations by women that Trump sexually harassed them.
Yet, Smith sees the Republican ticket as a way to change the direction of the country, especially its economic direction. Smith contends Clinton would simply continue policies put in place by President Obama, which he claims have caused the economy to limp along at a paltry 1% growth each year.
“There is just so much we can do together that I’m confident the Republican ticket can achieve far more of than the divisive policies that have come from the Obama Administration that Hillary Clinton sounds like she will support wholeheartedly,” Smith says.