Following the 2016 legislative session, Ricketts addressed a state Republican convention, criticizing several Republican state legislators for failing to support his position on various issues, and calling for the election of more "platform Republicans" to the legislature. Ebke was one of thirteen legislators who signed a letter criticizing Ricketts for conduct that they described as placing partisanship ahead of principle. Shortly thereafter, Ebke changed her registration from the Republican to the Libertarian Party. She was thought to be the first Libertarian member of the Nebraska legislature.
From our Chair, Jane Kleeb on today's votes. @GovRicketts bought the Unicameral. One party control leads to corruption. #NEleg https://t.co/LdsTWoPDnh— The NDP (@NebraskaDems) January 4, 2017
Your legislative leaders. Remember these names. They'll be in the news. #neleg pic.twitter.com/GEkWX6K7Tc— Zach Pluhacek (@zachami) January 4, 2017
#VoterID has been introduced in the #NELeg. Fight back w/ @NebraskaReform, @neappleseed and the ACLU! https://t.co/OB2MRCyJDf pic.twitter.com/Yz25EowNrx— ACLU of Nebraska (@ACLUofNE) January 5, 2017