Anti-Trump Republican Sasse Suggests He is Ready to Leave Senate

The chairman of the House Select Committee probing the tragic Jan. 6 brawl at the Capitol revealed on Thursday that the panel had subpoenaed four top government officials of Donald Trump's administration, together with Mark Meadows and Steve Bannon.
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Anti-Trump Republican Nebraska Senator Ben Sasse is likely to leave the Senate, making him the latest GOP critic of the former president to leave or lose political office, Reuters reports.

Sasse was one of seven Republican senators who voted to hold Trump accountable on charges related to inciting the violent Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection in the U.S. Capitol, voting to impeach Trump. 

The Nebraska Senator publicly denounced Trump’s false claims of widespread electoral fraud in the 2020 elections and said there was no legitimate basis to object to Democrat Joe Biden’s election victory.

Sasse’s term does not expire until January 2027. 

He announced on Twitter that he is in talks with the University of Florida, which according to the university, is looking to appoint Sasse as its next president. 

His expected resignation will not alter the balance of power in the Senate. Democrats currently control the Senate by a razor-thin margin. This will not change, as Nebraska’s Republican governor, Pete Ricketts, will appoint a successor.

Trump has used the November midterms to target those who backed his impeachment and anyone who has ever publicly taken a stance against him, especially those within the Republican party. Once removing individuals from his party whom he objects to, Trump has tried to replace it with someone he approves of, who stays to his beliefs and messaging. 

One such high-profile individual to be ousted by Trump is congresswoman Liz Cheney.

Of the 10 Republicans in the House of Representatives who supported impeachment, it is possible that only one will be in Congress after November’s election. 

Only one of seven Republican senators who supported impeachment is up for re-election this year.

Experts say that Trump is attempting to morph the Republican Party into a mob to do his own bidding, alienating and ousting anyone who objects to Trump’s dictation. 

It also is creating a Republican Party far to the right, and removing any moderates from within. 

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