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Stenberg Says Bruning Should Stop Ducking Question Why he Supported Eric “Fast & Furious” Holder
Nebraska voters deserve to know why Jon Bruning strongly supported Eric Holder’s nomination as Obama’s Attorney General, when conservative leaders like Senators Johanns, DeMint, and the NRA were opposing his nomination,” said Don Stenberg.
By: Stenberg for U.S. Senate
The Omaha World-Herald reports that Bruning declined to talk about his 2009 letter of support for Holder, claiming his support for gun rights is “unimpeachable”
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“Attorney General Eric Holder is turning out to be every bit as destructive as conservatives and 2nd Amendment supporters warned he would be. In fact, he’s worse because of his inaction and obfuscations on the scandalous Fast and Furious program that allowed US guns to get into the hands of Mexican drug gangs," Stenberg said.
"Nebraska voters deserve to know why Jon Bruning strongly supported Holder’s nomination as President Obama’s Attorney General, when conservative leaders like Senators Johanns and the NRA were opposing his nomination ” Stenberg said.
“If Jon’s support for gun rights is ‘unimpeachable’
“He should have stood up for principle rather than siding with President Obama and hard-core liberals like Jerry Brown in supporting Eric Holder. It goes to Jon’s basic judgment, which is once again lacking,” Stenberg said.
“If I had been in the United States Senate, I would have voted against confirming Eric Holder. Jon Bruning would have voted yes. Nebraskans who feel strongly about protecting the 2nd Amendment and are outraged by Fast and Furious know who they can trust in Washington as their U.S. Senator,” Stenberg said.
“There’s more to being a US Senator than raising money. It’s time Jon Bruning stopped hiding behind big money and started leveling with Nebraskans about his positions on major issues,” he said.
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Mr. Stenberg served as Nebraska Attorney General from 1990-2002 and was elected Nebraska State Treasurer in 2010. GOP U.S. Senate nominee in 2000 against Ben Nelson. Genuine, lifelong conservative. Supports 2nd Amendment, pro-life, balanced budget.