Press release: NDP’s Kleeb comments on Fortenberry guilty verdict

Nebraska Democratic Party Chair Jane Kleeb issued the following statement late Thursday after a federal jury in Los Angeles found Nebraska GOP Rep. Jeff Fortenberry guilty of lying to the FBI about accepting illegal campaign donations.

“The Republican Party, with their one-party grip on our state, continues to show they are corrupt and shameless. Fortenberry’s lies violated the trust of Nebraskans and the law. He tried to explain away his lies by saying his memory was poor and that he did not pay attention during fundraising calls,” Kleeb said. “The jury saw through Fortenberry’s lies and convicted him. This only confirms that the swamp Trump promised to drain should have been directed at the Republican Party.

“The Democratic Party has two candidates running to earn the votes of Nebraskans and I can promise you our candidates will not take illegal contributions and lie to Nebraskans. Instead we will fight to lift up middle and working class families across the First Congressional District.”


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