Senator Fischer’s Failure to Condemn Roy Moore Another Sign Fischer’s Gone Washington

After a long weekend where Senators across the political spectrum called on US Senate Candidate Roy Moore to drop out of contest to replace Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Deb Fischer has instead chosen to stand by Moore and extreme-right Steve Bannon who has threatened to primary Fischer.

“Nebraskans know the difference between right and wrong, and standing by Roy Moore is plain wrong,” said Chair Jane Kleeb. “Senator Fischer has forgotten her Nebraska values. Silence is never an answer on sexual assault.”

A recent survey showed that Fischer’s popularity is plummeting, another signal that Nebraska voters are inclined to make a change in November 2018.  Fischer is being challenged by Business Owner Jane Raybould, a fourth generation Nebraskan and owner of nineteen grocery stores across the State of Nebraska, including Super Saver and Russ’s Markets.  To learn more about Raybould, visit janeraybould.com.

 

Background:

Senator Fischer is one of only 14 US Senators who have remained SILENT on Roy Moore: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/13/us/politics/roy-moore-senate-republicans.html

Washington Post story on women’s accounts of sexual conduct by Roy Moore: https://www.washingtonpost.com/investigations/woman-says-roy-moore-initiated-sexual-encounter-when-she-was-14-he-was-32/2017/11/09/1f495878-c293-11e7-afe9-4f60b5a6c4a0_story.html?utm_term=.a7063236854b

“Alone with Corfman, Moore chatted with her and asked for her phone number, she says. Days later, she says, he picked her up around the corner from her house in Gadsden, drove her about 30 minutes to his home in the woods, told her how pretty she was and kissed her. On a second visit, she says, he took off her shirt and pants and removed his clothes. He touched her over her bra and underpants, she says, and guided her hand to touch him over his underwear.”

Roy Moore in his own words: “If I did, I’m not going to dispute these things, but I don’t remember anything like that,” Moore said on Sean Hannity’s radio program, when asked whether he had dated 17- or 18-year-old girls at the time.

 

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