Slamming Donald Trump, GOP Senator warns of a 'Republican bloodbath'

Cheryl Sanders
October 18, 2020

Earlier this week, Republican senator Ben Sasse held a call with his Nebraska constituents and used a good portion of his time to castigate Donald Trump. In his new artwork, which he tweeted on Saturday, he took on John Kelly, the retired Marine general who served as Trump's White House chief of staff until his abrupt exit in January.

Ben Sasse, a senator from the state of Nebraska and one of the few Republicans to regularly criticise Trump, made the comments last week during a teleconference with constituents. And then he went into full economic shutdown mode, ' said Sasse, who is up for reelection but is expected to prevail. As Washington Post columnist Jennifer Rubin notes, Sasse, despite allegedly being so upset about Trump's lack of leadership during the COVID-19 crisis, "has not publicly come to the defense of Anthony Fauci, the nation's top infectious-disease expert, in the face of Trump's attacks", nor has he "warned governors not to follow Trump's recommendations on the pandemic", or spoken out against the White House for flouting guidelines on masks and social distancing.

Real Clear Politics lists Sasse's district as 'safe GOP, ' and Sasse won in 2014 by 33 points.

Sasse's critique played out after someone on the call asked the senator about his previous criticisms of Trump.

'I'm anxious that if president Trump loses, as looks likely, he's going to take the Senate down with him, ' Sasse said on the recorded call.

Sasse unleashed a almost nine-minute diatribe, first published by the Washington Examiner, saying the commander-in-chief "kisses dictators' butts", "sells out our allies", mistreats women and "spends like a drunken sailor".

But he said he's had disagreements with Trump that do not involve "mere policy issues", adding, "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".

Specifically, Carrey questions why Kelly is criticizing Trump in private conversations with friends and through surrogates rather than make a public statement. "I mean, the way he ignores that the Uighurs are in literal concentration camps in Xinjiang right now". Right now, he hasn't lifted a finger on behalf of the Hong-Kongers, ' Sasse said.

US President Donald Trump has laid into a Republican senator who called him a "TV-obsessed narcissist" who "spends like a drunken sailor".

"He mocks evangelicals behind closed doors", Sasse said, referring to Trump. "He has flirted with white supremacists", he continued.

During the call, Sasse was critical of Trump's response to the coronavirus pandemic, saying that the president first "ignored COVID".

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