One Republican U.S. Senator is facing a backlash in his home state.
According to Breitbart, the Republican Party of several Nebraska counties has censured Sen. Ben Sasse (R-NE), and other counties could follow.
Sasse is well-known for his opposition to former President Donald Trump. If you’re not familiar with him, here’s a recent tweet of his: “Personality cults aren’t conservative, conspiracy theories aren’t conservative, lying that an election has been stolen isn’t conservative, acting like politics is a religion isn’t conservative.”
Sasse is one of a handful of Senate Republicans who, twice now, has voted to support the continuance of the current impeachment of Trump.
So far, censures against Sasse have been passed by the Republican Party of Lincoln, Hitchcock, Scotts Bluff, and Sarpy counties. The one that has received the most attention is the one that was unanimously passed by Lincoln County, although they all are reportedly similar.
In the Lincoln County resolution, Sasse is criticized for “dismissing the legitimate concerns” of fraud in the 2020 presidential election.
Sasse is also rebuked for making “statements inciting radical proposals and retributions against law-abiding elected senators,” namely Sens. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Josh Hawley (R-MO), who both object on January 6th to the Electoral College votes.
And, lastly, Sasse is accused of “failure to respect the high office of the President of the United States.”
This resolution has been sent to other counties, and there is a possibility that they will censure Sasse as well.
A step in the right direction
Sasse is the second big-name Republican to be censured in recent weeks for supporting the second impeachment of Trump. The other individual is Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY).
A week ago, Cheney was censured by the Republican Party in Wyoming’s Carbon, Lincoln, Johnson, Crook, Sheridan, Sweetwater, Hot Springs, Washakie, Fremont, and Albany counties. These counties particularly took issue with Cheney for supporting impeachment. One resolution stated that in doing so Cheney “betrayed the trust” of her constituents.
These censures of Cheney and Sasse are certainly a step in the right direction, but, at the end of the day, they don’t amount to much. The real question will be whether voters hold these individuals and others responsible by voting them out of office in the next election.