Ben Sasse Has Considered Leaving the GOP to Support the GOP

Elias Hubbard
September 10, 2018

Sen. Ben Sasse reiterated on Sunday that he frequently considers leaving the Republican Party and is exhausted of the partisan gridlock inside the Washington Beltway.

Sasse also complained last week that legitimate feminist concerns about President Trump's Supreme Court pick Brett Kavanaugh amounted to "hysteria," and said that it was unsafe for political commentators to refer to Supreme Court justices as though they are "wearing red and blue jerseys".

Multiple Republicans up and down the ballot have resigned from the party over the past year in protest of Trump and the party's response to the president.

On Sunday, Senator Ben Sasse (R-NE) appeared on CNN's "State of the Union", and slammed both major political parties during an exchange with host Jake Tapper.

'I probably think about it every morning when I wake up and I figure out, why am I flying away from Nebraska to go to D.C. this week?

Sasse is one of President Donald Trump's most vocal Republican critics in Congress.

But despite his misgivings, he said he is "committed to the party of Lincoln and Reagan as long as there is a chance to reform". He responded to a Twitter user who said they switched from being a member of the Democratic Party to being a "no-party" voter and asked the GOP senator if he ever considered following suit.

'I'm pretty happy living in Nebraska and going to DC five days a week trying to serve the best way I can, ' Sasse said, adding 'we spend way too much time talking about campaigning in this country'.

"What you'd like is the president to not worry so much about the short-term of staffing, but the long-term of vision-casting for America", he said.

Sasse said he backed many of President Trump's decisions when it comes to judicial nominations and regulatory changes. "But most of what I care about isn't stuff that we're actually debating in the Congress".

Neither of these things are really worth getting out of bed in the morning for.

The proudly ultra-conservative Sasse will continue to be indistinguishable from nearly every other Republican lawmaker when it comes to issues, policy, and voting for the vast majority of President Trump's agenda - so the letter following his name is irrelevant, and his complaints about tribalism are largely academic.

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