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Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts talks about his opposition to a bill legalizing medical marijuana during a news conference at the Capitol on March 10.

President Joe Biden is taking his first steps to reverse Trump administration health care policies.

Gov. Pete Ricketts launched a broad assault on President Joe Biden's policies and programs on Tuesday, arguing that the Democratic president is aggressively pursuing "a far-left agenda" that would institute federal takeover of state elections, squash religious freedom, expand abortions and trample on gun rights.

The political attack, contained in the governor's weekly column, appeared to be broadly aimed at a partisan national audience as well as Nebraskans. 

The president "refused to compromise with Republicans on stimulus legislation," the governor wrote.

The latter reference appeared to be aimed at recent corporate criticism of Georgia's new election laws, which also prompted Major League Baseball to move its 2021 All-Star Game from Atlanta.

"As President Biden forges ahead with a narrowly partisan agenda, the State of Nebraska will vigilantly guard our state's freedom," Ricketts wrote.

"Early indications suggest President Biden is going to lead the most pro-abortion administration in American history," the governor stated.

"In the wake of recent tragedies in Atlanta and Boulder, President Biden is attempting to build momentum for new gun control measures," Ricketts added.

"The president's early actions have been divisive rather than unifying, and they fail to respect the rights of states in our federal system of government," Ricketts said. 

Reach the writer at 402-473-7248 or dwalton@journalstar.com.

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