Sen. Ben Sasse, like many Republicans, called for lowering the political temperature as the FBI investigates additional calls for violence.
If the House impeaches President Donald Trump, a Senate trial on whether to convict him of inciting insurrection seems all but certain to have to wait until President-elect Joe Biden is inaugurated.
"Donald Trump has acted shamefully. He has been in flagrant dereliction of his duty, and he will be remembered for having incited this and for having drawn more division into an already divided people," Sasse said.
In remarks to the Washington Examiner, Sasse said it appeared that the lawsuit may have been engineered by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton in an attempt to gain a pardon from President Donald Trump for allegations of criminal behavior.
Sen. Ben Sasse criticized President Trump's approach and thinks the Republican Party needs to move away from it. Is he aiming to run in 2024?
"When Trump campaign lawyers have stood before courts under oath, they have repeatedly refused to actually allege grand fraud," Sasse said, "because there are legal consequences for lying to judges."
Republicans have differed in their willingness to confront the inevitable now that Joe Biden is projected to win a total of 306 electoral votes, well above the required 270.
"If the president's legal team has real evidence, they need to present it immediately to both the public and the courts," Ben Sasse said.
North Omaha civil rights activist Preston Love Jr., launched a write-in campaign in early September, with the backing of the Nebraska Democratic Party.
In a wide-ranging speech, President Trump outlined what he said was a choice between a "Trump super recovery" and a "Biden depression."
Sen. Ben Sasse criticized Democrats for their focus on the role Amy Coney Barrett could play in striking down the Affordable Care Act, even suggesting that they have been lying to the country.
When was there last such a consequential presidential election?
The senator has argued that potential Democratic efforts to increase the size of the court would be accompanied by action abolishing the Senate's filibuster rule and essentially result in "the suicide bombing of two branches of government."
Let's vote, choose President Donald Trump or Joe Biden, and move ahead. We can, and should, handle this on our own, Don Walton writes.
The Nebraska Democratic Party does not support the winner of the party's May primary election, Chris Janicek of Omaha, and instead has drafted Preston Love Jr. of Omaha as its designated write-in candidate to oppose Republican Sen. Ben Sasse.
President Donald Trump returned fire Saturday with his own harsh assessment of Sen. Ben Sasse, after the Nebraska Republican delivered a scathing critique of the president during a Wednesday telephone town hall.
Afterward, in a news release, Sasse summed up her performance as “Barrett gives originalism master class."
"What they're really talking about is the suicide bombing of two branches of government," Sen. Ben Sasse said as hearings began on the Supreme Court nominee.
The Nebraska Republican announced the news via Twitter on Sunday and offered prayers for President Donald Trump, first lady Melania Trump and everyone else affected by the virus.
U.S. Sens. Ben Sasse and Deb Fischer both attended the White House event where President Donald Trump nominated Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. Several people who attended the event have tested positive for the coronavirus.