Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Bob Krist is responding after a state Republican leader accused him of drinking on the job while serving as a state senator. Three videos were released showing Krist in Billy’s Restaurant in Lincoln. One shows him behind the bar but does not show him taking a drink.
Krist says if he came down from his office and decided he wanted a club soda and the staff at the restaurant was busy with other tasks or at an off time, that was acceptable.
Krist says, “If they would have seen me in a drunken stupor then bring charges forward. This has all gone to the Liquor Control Commission for their review and the State Patrol and nothing came of it..”
The head of the Nebraska Republican Party wants Krist held to the same standard as State Auditor Charlie Janssen, who admitted that he drank during long lunch breaks at a sports bar.