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Sen. Ben Sasse responds to calls of censure by state GOP

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Posted at 12:47 PM, Feb 05, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-05 13:54:02-05

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse "shoots straight" he said, regarding riots at the United States Capitol. Meanwhile, there’s a push by some Nebraska Republicans to censure him.

When Sasse said he promised to hold those in power accountable for their actions when he ran for office. He also said it's what his constituents wanted and a promise he plans on keeping.

Sasse said "political addicts" do not represent Nebraska and called what America saw three weeks ago, ugly and shameful.

“Many of you are hacked off that I condemned his lies that led to a riot,” he said about Trump’s comments around the time of the riots. “Let's be clear, the anger in the state party has never been about me violating principle or abandoning conservative policy. I am one of the most conservative voters in the senate. The anger has been simply about me not bending the knee to one guy. My disagreement with President Trump has never been personal but about genuine affection for the constitutional order."

Sasse is calling for party change as Republicans look to move forward. He went on to say he will continue to condemn "power politics" and focus on Nebraska communities and the people.

You can watch Sasse's full statement below:

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