Tag Archives: Ben Sasse

Ben Sasse: Have State Legislatures Appoint Senators

The National Review reports: Senator Ben Sasse (R., Neb.) called to repeal the 17th Amendment on Tuesday, which would eliminate the requirement that U.S. senators be elected by popular votes. In a Wall Street Journal op-ed titled “Make the Senate Great Again,” Sasse called for an end to the amendment, among other changes to the Senate “aimed at promoting debate, …

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Trump Rages About “RINO” Republican Sen. Ben Sasse

Politico reports: President Donald Trump on Monday accused Sen. Ben Sasse of being a “RINO” who had “gone rogue” by scolding the White House for a recent collection of executive actions meant to provide assistance to Americans amid the coronavirus pandemic. Trump’s admonishment of Sasse comes after the Nebraska Republican issued a scathing statement in response to the president’s announcement …

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Sasse: Trump “Treats Word Of God As A Political Prop”

The Associated Press reports: “There is no right to riot, no right to destroy others’ property, and no right to throw rocks at police. But there is a fundamental — a Constitutional — right to protest, and I’m against clearing out a peaceful protest for a photo op that treats the Word of God as a political prop,″ said Republican …

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Sasse Slams Trump’s Call For Chinese Probe Into Biden

The Omaha World-Herald reports: Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., took issue Thursday with President Donald Trump urging China to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and his son’s business dealings there. “Hold up: Americans don’t look to Chinese commies for the truth,” Sasse said in a written statement to The World-Herald. “If the Biden kid broke laws by selling his name …

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GOP Sen. Ben Sasse Blames DOJ For Suicide Of Jeffrey Epstein: Your Department “Failed And Heads Must Roll”

“The Department of Justice failed, and today Jeffrey Epstein’s co-conspirators think they might have just gotten one last sweetheart deal. “Every single person in the Justice Department — from your Main Justice headquarters staff all the way to the night-shift jailer — knew that this man was a suicide risk, and that his dark secrets couldn’t be allowed to die …

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GOP Sen. Ben Sasse: Julian Assange Is A “Wicked Tool Of Putin” And Russian Intel, Deserves Life Sentence

The Hill reports: Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) is applauding the arrest of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange by British police acting on a U.S. extradition warrant. Assange, who published hacked emails from Hillary Clinton’s campaign and the Democratic National Committee in 2016, had been living in the Embassy of Ecuador in London under asylum protection since 2012. Assange fled to the …

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GOP Senator Rips “Fake News” Hannity In New Book

The Daily Beast reports: Dubbing Hannity-like programming as “polititainment,” GOP Sen. Ben Sasse described in the book his Trump-era clashes with the Fox host as “unusually unpleasant,” and laid out several examples of what he saw as failures of Hannity to inform the public in good faith. The Nebraska senator said most storylines on the top-rated Fox News show could …

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GOP Sen. Ben Sasse Vs Sean Hannity, Round 2

Sasse is a tool, but this is fun: Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) fired back at Sean Hannity on Thursday after the Fox News host said he regretted supporting the senator, who has become a vocal critic of President Trump. “Sorry, Sean — you changed, not me. Some of us still believe in the Constitution,” Sasse tweeted. Hannity criticized Sasse after …

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GOP Sen. Ben Sasse Rips Trump On Free Press Threats: Are You “Recanting Your Oath” To The Constitution?

The Washington Examiner reports: Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., is questioning whether President Trump is still committed to preserving the First Amendment after he repeatedly floated retribution against the media for publishing stories he doesn’t like. “Mr. President: Words spoken by the President of the United States matter. Are you tonight recanting of the oath you took on January 20th to …

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GOP Senators Beg Trump To End Abusive Tweeting: This Isn’t Normal And It’s Beneath The Dignity Of Your Office

The Hill reports: Two GOP senators assailed President Trump’s Thursday morning Twitter attack on the hosts of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” saying the insults were “beneath the dignity” of the office of the president. Republican Sens. Lindsey Graham (S.C.) and Ben Sasse (Neb.) joined a loud chorus on social media denouncing the president’s latest tweets. Trump savaged “Morning Joe” co-hosts Mika …

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GOP Sen. Ben Sasse Writes AG Jeff Sessions: Why Aren’t There Any Charges Against Julian Assange?

Politico reports: Sen. Ben Sasse seems none too pleased that the Trump White House won’t answer what the Nebraska Republican feels is a straightforward question: Should WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange be behind bars? Sasse wrote to Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Thursday, demanding to know whether the Justice Department believes Assange — whose WikiLeaks recently dumped a trove of documents …

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