Nearly all of the House Republicans who voted against Trump in 2021 are facing political extinction.
Liz Cheney lost her re-election bid. Adam Kinzinger was gerrymandered out of his seat. Much the same fate has befallen the other RINOs in the House who turned on Donald Trump. What about those Republicans who sided with Democrats in the aftermath of 2020? We know some of them, like Lisa Murkowski, face tough re-election odds.
But one of these Trump traitors could be getting out while he’s ahead. Because after he voted to indict Trump in 2021, he is now cutting and running for the hills. From Just the News:
Nebraska GOP Sen. Ben Sasse has confirmed his intentions to leave the Senate to become the next University of Florida president…
Sasse was one of only seven GOP senators to vote in February 2021 to convict then-President Trump during his second impeachment trial, which was related to the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.
The senator told the National Review his vote “has exactly zero to do” with his impeachment vote and that his decision to again become a university president was largely based on the timing of the university’s search process.
Uh… right. Instead of staying a senator and possibly climbing the ladder of the federal government, Ben Sasse is resigning himself to near-obscurity by taking a job at the University of Florida. And it has nothing to do with the fact that he destroyed his credibility with Nebraska voters by turning on Donald Trump.
The Republicans who betrayed Trump in 2020 and 2021 did so because they thought the 45th president was done for. He “lost” the election and was impeached for the January 6th riot. Why would anyone still support him, right? I guess these Republicans were always “Republican in name only” and was only waiting for a chance to turn on the party and its president.
Sasse backed the wrong donkey and voted to condemn Trump, over an impeachment that was rushed through by Democrats without a single investigation.
His re-election would have been in 2026, two years into a possible second Trump term. He must really fear retribution from the GOP, to be quitting now. After all, Trump (who formerly endorsed Sasse) has become his loudest critic.
Reports indicate he will make his announcement in November and leave 30 days later.
- Ben Sasse announced a sudden resignation from the Senate.
- He will be presumably taking a job as president of the University of Florida.
- Sasse was one of seven GOP senators that turned on the party to vote to indict Trump in 2021.
Source: Just the News