Nebraska Republicans express 'deep disappointment' in Sen. Sasse

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Posted at 5:20 PM, Feb 27, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-27 18:39:35-05

COLUMBUS, Neb. (KMTV) - The Nebraska Republican Party approved a resolution against Sen. Ben Sasse on Saturday that expresses "deep disappointment" in their fellow Republican's track record in office.

The resolution argued Sasse has not "led on legislation beneficial to the state of Nebraska," and that he has "been silent on the closure of major industries and initiatives that previously benefited the people of Nebraska, including the closure of Cabela's and the recent cancellation of the Keystone XL Pipeline."

Sasse was one of seven Republicans who voted to convict President Donald Trump during his second impeachment trial. Trump was eventually acquitted.

"Sasse's condemnation of President Trump and his support of President Trump's impeachment have been liberally utilized multiple times by Democrats as justification for a truncated impeachment process that denied the President due process," the resolution read.

In a released statement on Saturday, Sasse said, "There are lots of good people involved in party activism and I care about them, but most Nebraskans don’t think politics should be about the weird worship of one dude.”

The resolution also accused Sasse of not responding to constituents in a timely manner, and failing to fulfill promises made when first elected in 2014.

The resolution added, "The Nebraska Republican Party Central Committee expresses its deep disappointment and sadness with respect to the service of Senator Ben Sasse and calls for an immediate re-adjustment whereby he represents the people of Nebraska to Washington and not Washington to the people of Nebraska and stands rebuked."

Sasse spokesman James Wegmann didn't seem phased by the Nebraska Republican Party's move.

"Ben's won far more votes and also earned more censures than anybody in Nebraska history, so maybe the two actually go hand in hand. He doesn’t stick his finger in the wind," Wegmann said in a statement.

Sasse breezed to a second term in last November's election, collecting 63 percent of the vote.

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