Nebraska’s Junior U.S. Senator, Ben Sasse, is on his “Anyone But Trump” Iowa Road Trip, and he chatted with Bloomberg’s Mark Halperin for four minutes on all things Iowa, Trump and caucuses.
See it here.
Sasse says that Trump is saying, “if I’m elected I’ll do whatever I want…”
That’s an interesting point, and maybe Trump feels that way…but has he said that? And are other candidates not saying what they will do as President — as opposed talking about how much they will be working with Congress?
There are plenty of conservative issues on which to oppose Trump, as Sasse is doing. He should hammer all of those if that’s the point he wants to make. But the “strongman” notes, not to mention the infidelity stuff, is going another direction.
Though Sasse no doubt knows this.
One pro-tip for the Senator:
Ditch the Husker jacket if you’re trying to influence Iowans.
No one says you have to go Black & Gold (or Red & Yellow), but going Big Red can make you the enemy to many eyes.
Fort still for Carly
On that same beat, Sasse joined Rep. Jeff Fortenberry in Waukee, Iowa as Fort continued his endorsement of Carly Fiorina.
Fort endorsed Fiorina in October, and has kept by her side, though her poll numbers have flagged significantly in Iowa and elsewhere.
Noted Rep. Fortenberry:
“I think Carly Fiorina has the character, I know she has the commitment, and she has the vision to repurpose government and restore America.”
Senator Fischer in DC
Nebraska’s Senior Senator, Deb Fischer, is in Washington, D.C. and recently spoke on the Senate floor, in tribute to Nebraskans who have given their life for their country.
Here is her speech for Sergeant Josh Ford of Pender.
(His father) recalls Josh saying to him, when home on leave the April before his death:
“Old man, I now understand why you were so tough on me while I was growing up. You only wanted me to become the best person I could possibly be.”
During his limited time on earth, Josh did just that.
Our nation, and all Nebraskans, are forever indebted to his service and sacrifice.
But, you know, the party left HIM…
And in former Republican news, former Nebraska Senator Chuck Hagel gave a grand to Wisconsin Democrat Russ Feingold.
Feingold is challenging sitting Republican Senator Ron Johnson.
Who’s going to insult Megyn Kelly?
The No-Fun Debate (i.e. Trump-less) tonight!
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