Brad Ashford’s Mixed Messages on Hillary Clinton


Mixed Messages: What Brad Ashford sends all the time. This time it’s about Hillary Clinton. It’s hard to keep up, so here’s a quick breakdown on Brad Ashford’s shenanigans:

December 2015: Honored to endorse Hillary Clinton for President. Served as Co-Chair for Clinton’s Nebraska Leadership Council ahead of the Nebraska Caucus – which Clinton lost.

August 1, 2016: Missed Clinton’s campaign stop in Omaha.

August 9, 2016: Explains his absence from Clinton’s campaign rally, says that if he had been home, he would have attended the rally.

August 26, 2016: Tells KMTV-CBS that he will NOT campaign with Hillary Clinton because that is not his “role.”

 This past month highlights Ashford’s untrustworthy habit of swaying with whatever political winds he thinks are blowing. A quick glance at Clinton’s recent headlines can help explain why Ashford is attempting to distance himself:

CNN: State Department ordered to review 15,000 new Clinton documents in email case

AP: Many donors to Clinton Foundation met with her at State

LA Times: He was a billionaire who donated to the Clinton Foundation. Last year, he was denied entry into the U.S.

ABC News: Clinton Foundation Official Requests State Lunch Invitation, Special Seating for Foundation Allies, Emails Show

The Hill: Seven ways the Clinton Foundation failed to meet its transparency promises

Bottom line: With Clinton’s email scandal only getting worse, Brad Ashford is attempting to run away as fast as he can. But there’s nowhere to hide. As a Clinton-supporter and someone who will share a ballot with Clinton, Brad Ashford’s views on ethics, transparency and accountability is something Nebraskans need to know before they head to the ballot box.