Senator Fischer holds listening session in Lincoln

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LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) - For a little over an hour, U.S. Senator Deb Fischer held a conversation with her Lincoln constituents although sometimes her voice could barely be heard, especially when people asked about her support for President Trump.

"I do support the president on many many issues. I mentioned infrastructure. I mentioned national defense. He has made good appointments," said Senator Fischer.

Before she finished her statement, many people in the crowd used harsh language to convey how strongly they disagreed with the Republican senator. "You and I disagree on some of those," she added.

During hot button issues, like the pardoning of former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio, things got heated.

Fischer said, "It is the president's constitutional right to be able to pardon whoever he would choose to pardon." Before she could finish, people in the crowd began chanting, "no Nazis, no KKK, no fascist USA."

Shireen Adenwalla, who asked Senator Fischer about Arpaio, said, "I want to know what the moral compass or moral heading of the story is."

She continued, "Clearly, legally he has the right, but is it ethical? And if you think it is ethical, please explain to me why people who are brown skinned or different color skinned is it okay to round them up based on what?"

Just like that the session was over. "Okay. Thank you all for coming today," she said as her voice was drowned out by chanting.

Although the crowd was largely in opposition to the Senator, a handful of her supporters had her back on many issues.

"I thought she said very thoughtful comments on healthcare. Some of the protestors were drowning out her efforts to try to bring forth a balanced perspective on healthcare reform," said one Lincoln constituent, Stan Stipple.

Despite the sentiments from those who disagree with her, Senator Fischer says she represents all Nebraskans no matter the political party.

"President trump carried this state with 60% of the vote, so I think we have to realize that there are different view points that are out there," she said.

Before she said another word, some one shouted: do you represent us all? Senator Fischer replied, "yes, I represent you all. I represent you all. We're going to disagree on things, but I represent you all."

She added, "there are people in this room who have different view points as well."

Although she wanted to show her constituents that they are all playing on the same team, some of the people there felt differently.

"Not with most of her responses, but I respect her and allowing her to share her views," said Pastor Janet Goodman-Banks. "I would like to see her listen to her constituents," she continued.