United States Senator Deb Fischer declined to answer when asked at a recent town hall if she repudiates President Trump’s statements about the violent rally in Charlottesville.
We asked her about it.
Why did Senator Fischer decline to answer when asked to repudiate President Trump?
“When folks say, ‘Do you repudiate his comments?’ Well, which comments, which comments are you talking about there? I’m responsible for my comments,” Fischer tells Nebraska Radio Network.
At a recent listening session Fischer held in Lincoln, many in the audience expressed dissatisfaction with Trump. One asked Fischer directly to repudiate Trump’s controversial statements after the Charlottesville, Virginia white nationalist demonstration. Fischer declined to answer.
Much has been said about the division in the country. A microcosm of that division was evident at the Lincoln meeting with some holding signs harshly critical of Fischer. Some vocal disagreement arose as Fischer answered questions.
Fischer insists the division didn’t start with President Trump. She contends it has been growing for years with President Obama failing to address it during his tenure.
Fischer sees the division as destructive for the country.
“It’s not just recent, but we need to come together,” Fischer says. “We need to come together if we’re going to solve the problems that we have before us.”
Is Fischer worried that division could hurt her re-election campaign?
“Oh, I’m doing my job. I’m out visiting with constituents and talking about the issues that concern them. I am, of course, running for re-election, but that’s not my focus.”
AUDIO: Brent Martin reports [:50]