Republican Senator Deb Fischer is being accused of “callous betrayal” and “hypocrisy” and it finds her in rare, unpleasant air—formally censured by one of Nebraska’s 93 GOP county organizations.
News Channel Nebraska has learned that the Hitchcock County Republican Party has voted unanimously—24-0—to condemn Fischer for her recent vote in favor of a $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill.
County Chairman Bruce Desautels tells NCN Fischer’s vote made him “furious” and led him to draw up a censure resolution that rips the two-term Senator because “she could not, and did not read the entire 2,700 pages” of a bill that finds “only one quarter…allocated to ‘hard' infrastructure (roads, bridges, ports), the remaining spending disbursed for divisive, politically-motivated ‘social engineering’ projects.”
It goes on to say Fischer:
- Violated the basic tenets of her publicly-asserted conservative principles.
- Acted contrary to her past admonitions on deficit spending and the national debt.
- Violated her promise to constituents that she would always vote mindful of fiscal restraint.
- Acted contrary to and with disregard for the repeatedly-stated financial concerns of her constituents.
- Acted with reckless disregard for the financial solvency of these United States, and the prosperity of its people.
Last year, Chairman Desaultels and his Hitchcock County cohorts were one of the state's first GOP county operations to censure Sen. Ben Sasse. Sasse was condemned for among other things his, "Stated support of the impeachment of President Donald J. Trump."
So far Fischer has not responded to NCN’s request for comment.