Ben Sasse no longer a senator, will become president of major university

For the few people who actually supported Sen. Ben Sasse (R-NB), they must have been quite upset Sunday when the Nebraska senator formally resigned from the U.S. Senate.

According to the Daily Wire, Sasse ended his Senate career to move into the private sector, soon becoming president of the University of Florida.

Sasse is set to cash in with his new higher education gig, reportedly securing a $1 million contract, which is a significant salary bump from his congressional salary.

He served as the Republican senator from Nebraska since 2015.

His reasoning

Sasse claims that he’s simply going by the Founders’ original plan of citizens not making a career out of Congress.

“That’s not what our founders envisioned for the people they would send to the federal city,” Sasse said. “They envisioned, rather, congressmen, senators, and presidents who thought of D.C. as a temporary stay.”

“Washington is a place to do a good bit of neighbor-loving work, but then to go back home to the more permanent work of life and flesh and blood whole communities.”

Others believe the real reason is that the Midwestern senator went fully anti-Trump at one point and lost a vast chunk of his support at home.

Tributes

Playing cordial, the Senate Republicans’ Twitter account thanked Sasse for his dedicated service in the upper chamber.

Sasse gave a farewell speech last week.

Hopefully he’s able to muster more support as university president than he did in the Senate.