Ben Sasse gets decimated for betraying his principles to vote in support of Trump’s national emergency

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Senator Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) had a chance to put his money where his mouth is on Thursday when a resolution of opposition against President Donald Trump’s national emergency declaration came up for a vote. But he failed miserably and betrayed his principles.

The resolution passed the Senate 59-41, setting up a Trump veto that as of now doesn’t have the votes for an override. And while 12 Republicans joined Democrats to do the right thing, Sasse was not one of them.

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Along with Senator Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), who cowardly reversed himself after writing an op-ed declaring his intent to defend the Constitution by voting for the resolution, Sasse also voted in opposition despite constantly claiming to be a principled conservative who opposes executive overreach.

In a desperate attempt to explain himself, Sasse released a statement.

“I think that law is overly broad and I want to fix it, but at present Nancy Pelosi doesn’t, so I am therefore voting against her politically motivated resolution,” he said, conveniently ignoring that Trump’s national emergency declaration is “politically motivated” and unconstitutional.

After years of criticizing former President Barack Obama for alleged instances of executive overreach, which many conservatives claimed made Obama a “tyrant,” Sasse had no problem letting an authoritarian president continue his onslaught on our democracy, the rule of law, and the separation of powers.

In short, Sasse is not only a hypocrite, he’s a Trump stooge.

And Twitter users threw the book at him for it.

Ben Sasse revealed his true colors with this vote and now the entire country knows he’s a fraud who will get on his knees for Trump. He just destroyed his own legacy and humiliated himself while sacrificing America and the Constitution to protect a real tyrant. He should be ashamed.

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