A Republican Senator is less than kind in his remarks about the president

Senator Ben Sasse has been a troubled Republican Senator for the last few years. Of course, his words have gotten him on the president’s “naughty list” when he has dared utter inconvenient truths. In an article yesterday republished by MSN (see link below) called “GOP Sen Sasse unleashes scathing attack on Trump TV obsessed narcissist,” Sasse continues to share his concerns. Here are a few paragraphs.

“During a telephone town hall, a constituent asked Sasse about his relationship with the president and why he has to criticize him so much, according to an audio clip that was first obtained by The Washington Examiner and has been posted on Youtube.

‘I’m not at all apologetic for having fought for my values against his in places where I think his are deficient, not just for a Republican but for an American,’ said Sasse, who then began ticking off a number of things he dislikes about the president. ‘The way he kisses dictators’ butts. I mean, the way he ignores that the Uighurs are in literal concentration camps in Xinjiang right now. He hasn’t lifted a finger on behalf of the Hong Kongers.

‘The United States now regularly sells out our allies under his leadership, the way he treats women, spends like a drunken sailor,’ Sasse continued, adding that Trump ‘mocks evangelicals behind closed doors…has treated the presidency like a business opportunity’ and has ‘flirted with white supremacists.’

There is truly nothing to add to this comments other than I share his concerns and more.



14 thoughts on “A Republican Senator is less than kind in his remarks about the president

  1. This is good to hear. I wish the GOP had listened in 2016. But there is also another group – the core leaders of Dubya’s team calling itself Team 43 – who have come out with this in support of Biden. Doesn’t that speak volumes.

    • VJ, agreed, but the sane ones need to be more vocal. Sasse, of course, will be trashed by the president. So, it takes courage to stare down the Crazy Uncle. Keith

      • VJ, as Janis notes below, they are late in so doing, but it is better late than never. Sasse has credibility. It should be noted the president name-called Sasse today, but added name-calling of two other Senators (Corker and Flake) who retired after being vilified for criticizing the president. Keith

  2. Note to Readers: It did not take long for the thin-skinned president to lash back at Senator Ben Sasse.

    “The least effective of our 53 Republican Senators, and a person who truly doesn’t have what it takes to be great, is Little Ben Sasse of Nebraska,” Trump tweeted, calling him a ‘liability’ to their party.”

  3. I was pleased by his justified criticism of Trump, but not happy to read that he thinks that if we elect a Democratic majority in the Senate … “there’s a very good chance that within a decade, the U.S. will look like Venezuela …” That’s demonizing Democrats just as Trump is doing, and it’s b.s.

    • Jill, that Venezuela part is a fear tactic. Dems need to do a basic commercial which touts facts. Under what party in the White House have the most jobs been created? Under 12 Democrat WHs vs 13 GOP WHs since 1921, jobs under Dems dwarf that under Republicans, eg. Keith

      • That is a perfect solution, Keith! Why haven’t they already done that? There are so many things that have been misconstrued by the incumbent and his mouthpieces … things that need to be corrected with facts!

    • Janis, true. The penultimate time would have been when they could have convicted him in the Senate after his being impeached in the House. The evidence was there of his corrupt and illicit behavior. All they needed to do was call the witnesses in. By the way, it being reported today that the president was told by his intelligence folks Rudy Giuliani was susceptible to Russian agents’ disinformation on Biden. Trump’s reaction? Full speed ahead. Keith

  4. Note to Readers: I should add the president name-called Savannah Guthrie for her follow-up questions. So, it is her fault the president pretended to not know who QAnon is and sent out an inane conspiracy tweet regarding a faking of Osama Bin Laden’s death. By the way, the president said he did not know who QAnon was in August as well. So, he apparently did not learn anything since then. Unlike the president, Guthrie was prepared. And, unlike the president, Guthrie sought the truth.

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