Person selected to fill vacancy of anti-Trump Senator

Nebraska has a new US Senator.

Former Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts was appointed to the office on Thursday.

Nebraska Gov. Jim Pillen announced Ricketts’ appointment at an event Thursday at the governor’s office.

Pills succeeded Ricketts as governor of the state.

“Reg. Ricketts has assured me that no matter who applies for another job, he will stand up for the US Senate,” Pillen said, according to the appointment WOWT TV.


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Pills indicated that Ricketts intends to serve as a senator for at least 10 years.

“No matter who appoints him Vice President of the United States, whoever appoints him . . . Secretary of State or anything else, he is committed to that seat; and he and [his wife Susanne Shore] I’ve committed to winning elections for at least 10 years and I pray it will last longer and you’ll love it there Susanne.

“There is a misconception in Washington, DC that the government cannot function and that we must expect failure, but that is not true.

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“We proved that’s not true here in Nebraska,” Ricketts said at the same event. The hill reported.

“We must hold Washington, DC accountable to ensure they provide the same high level of service that we do in state government.”

Ricketts replaces GOP Sen. Ben Sasse, who resigned this week to become University of Florida president.

Ricketts replaces a Republican who has established himself as an American frequent critic of former President Donald Trump, although he maintained his conservative bona fides policy.


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Nebraska voters have an opportunity to vote on Pillen’s election in the next election cycle.

Nebraska’s new Republican senator is expected to run in a special election in 2024 to complete Sasse’s six-year term, which ends in 2026, the authorities said Daily caller.

Pillen dismissed arguments that Ricketts’ appointment amounted to a pay-to-play scheme, with critics of the move pointing out that Ricketts had donated to the new governor’s campaign and a political action committee supporting him.

“The integrity of the process and the commitment to the process were paramount,” Pillen said of his appointment process, WOWT reported. Person selected to fill vacancy of anti-Trump Senator

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