On Sept. 6, Sen. Ben Sasse appeared as a guest on Hugh Hewitt's radio show. Asked what he made of the previous day's anonymous New York Times op-ed by a senior Trump administration official, he responded: "You know, I don't know how to talk about it, yet … it's just so similar to what so many of us hear from senior people around the White House, you know, three times a week.”
“[T]he stuff that's in it is frankly not surprising to those of us who are trying to help the White House stay on track most days,” he acknowledged, “because this is what you hear from two-thirds of the senior people there."
Really, Senator? You and your colleagues hear this weekly? From two-thirds of the senior people in the White House? Yet you do nothing?
Short-term political gains are obviously more important to you than the integrity of our institutions and the future of our constitutional government!
The oath you took to "support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic" didn't include a clause saying ignore threats if doing so allows you to accomplish your policy agenda; you're supposed to put country before party. I'm not seeing that kind of statesmanship from Nebraska’s current congressional delegation.
Luckily, we have an opportunity to replace Sen. Deb Fischer and Reps. Jeff Fortenberry, Don Bacon and Adrian Smith in November. Let's elect Jane Raybould, Jessica McClure, Kara Eastman and Paul Theobald, who I believe will do more to check a dysfunctional executive branch than just send out concerned tweets.
Susan Knisely, Lincoln