Nebraska Republicans want option to recall lawmakers after abortion bill failure

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — A growing number of Nebraska Republicans are pushing for a constitutional amendment to allow voters to recall officials after the latest abortion bill’s defeat.

Sen. Tom Briese proposed making the change this legislative session, but it hasn’t been given much consideration since February.

The amendment would not only allow voters to remove members of the Legislature, but also our secretary of state, attorney general and even the governor.

The Nebraska Freedom Coalition shared a post from the Valley County GOP Facebook group that says this change is essential, considering what just happened with the Nebraska Heartbeat Act.

The poster accused Sen. Merv Riepe of not representing the interests of his constituents when he refused to vote for the six-week abortion measure.

Riepe, who previously worked for the Children’s Health Network, had proposed an amendment to change the bill to a 12-week ban.

He said giving women 12 weeks might convince some to keep their baby on their own instead of forcing them.

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