Hot button video surfaces: Is GOP Senate fight Dinsdale vs Dinsdale?


Joe Jordan | Nebraska Watchdog

One day after he picked up a key endorsement a video has surfaced raising questions about GOP Senate hopeful Sid Dinsdale’s views on two hot button issues.

The YouTube video (edited version above/all three minutes below) examined by Nebraska Watchdog finds Dinsdale speaking loud and clear on a variety of issues including illegal immigration and abortion.

At one point, standing at a podium, he tells the audience he’s” pro-life” and proud of it.

Then in the next breath Dinsdale adds,”But I see a time in our country where you have to set aside something like that and try to work on the things you can get done.”

The video, published Dec. 9, also includes several comments from Dinsdale blasting those who want widespread deportation of those in the country illegally.

“I’m not in favor of sending 11 million people back. Are you kidding me,” says Dinsdale. “How are you going to do that? A train, buses? What are you going to do? That is craziness to me.”

But Dinsdale wasn’t done.

“We educate the smartest people in the world. At least they have an opportunity, some of them, to stay here. Does it make sense we educate them all and they can’t stay here—they want to stay here.”

Those comments arguably conflict with a statement on Dinsdale’s campaign website where he says, ”Amnesty is not an option.”

Contacted by Nebraska Watchdog, Team Dinsdale noted the Pinnacle Bank President’s “10-point plan to stop illegal immigration.”

Asked about his abortion comments, Dinsdale’s campaign insisted he’s “100% pro-life” adding that Dinsdale has been endorsed by Nebraska Right to Life and long-time anti-abortion activists Bob and Debbie Blank.

On Sunday, Dinsdale was endorsed by the Omaha World-Herald. A move that surprised many political insiders.

Not only did the state’s largest newspaper question apparent front runners Shane Osborn and Ben Sasse, the endorsement said with two weeks until the May 13 primary there is no “clear favorite” in the race.

The winner faces Democrat Dave Domina in November.

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