Nebraska Democrats accuse Republican United States Senate candidate Deb Fischer of sitting the fence on big issues, a charge Fischer rejects.
State Democratic Party spokesman Brandon Lorenz accuses state Senator and Republican US Senate candidate Deb Fischer of perpetual study that fails to lead to a stance on issues, such as bills introduced in the special legislative session.
“And, once again, Deb Fischer is continuing her pattern of sitting on the fence about an issue that’s critically important to a lot of Nebraska families,” according to Lorenz.
Democrats have issued an “Excellence in fence sitting” certificate for Fischer. Democrats criticize Fischer for sponsoring a bill to study the Keystone XL pipeline, but failing to disclose a position on the issue. Democrats also criticize Fischer for failing to take a stand on United States House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan’s (R-WI) plan to reform Medicare.
Fischer brushes aside the criticism.
“You know, in the legislature, we have bills that are introduced. I happen to read bills before I take any action on them. That (doesn’t) always happen in Washington as Sen. Nelson has shown us. We tend to pass bills they never read,” Fischer tells Nebraska Radio Network.
Fischer, who is from Valentine, says her district has been split on the Keystone XL pipeline.
AUDIO: Brent Martin reports [:45 mp3]