Nebraska Senator Ben Sasse sent an email to supporters yesterday attempting to clarify his position on the Presidential race.
After Hillary Clinton used one of Sasse’s many anti-Donald Trump statements in a TV ad, Sasse sought to set the record straight:
Ben never agreed to have his face in any ad for the Clinton campaign and he never would.
Ben’s statements were made months before we had a Republican nominee, and they had nothing to do with Mrs. Clinton or her campaign.
Ben has made clear that he will NEVER support Hillary Clinton, because she is one of the most dishonest candidates in American history.
He goes on to state…
She is dishonest, and her election would be a tragedy for America.
The problem Senator Sasse has is that he has made an equivalence between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, as evidenced by his interview yesterday on WNAX:
Neither of these people are exemplars of what we want out kids to understand about what America means…
You have to have somebody who you support who you believe understands why we have separation of powers, why we have limited government…
And both of these candidates have said at different times in different ways that they think Barack Obama has paved a new way as far as Executive Unilateralism, and they think that would be a model to get a lot done…
So while he emailed to his supporters that Hillary’s election would be a tragedy…he has also stated…
That he’d rather watch dumpster fires than attend the GOP Convention in Cleveland — attended by Senator Fischer, Governor Ricketts and row after row of Nebraska delegates. That he feels Republicans should draft “an adult”.
And as Sasse wrote on The Facebook back in May:
“This is America. If both choices stink, we reject them and go bigger.”
But like it or not, Sasse is not invited on the talk shows and interviews to share how much he dislikes Hillary. It’s all about Trump.
In the mean time, Sasse has not presented some scenario where people will go into the voting booth in November and “go bigger”. He has rejected Trump, Hillary and Gary Johnson — and presumably Jill Stein. To date he has not presented a write-in alternative, even just for effect.
So while it is understandable where, in Sasse’s mind, he is critical of ALL of the candidates…we are often reminded that the Harvard and Yale grad is intelligent enough. He should have been capable of understanding how his anti-Trump statements would get used.
And he should understand that his email to supporters won’t get to the millions in the swing states who see his face looking like a Hillary supporter.
But according to Sasse, it doesn’t really matter whether Trump or Hillary takes the Oval Office. For him, the “stink” will be the same.
Speaking of Hillary, if you haven’t seen her latest video, it is worth a look. It seems to have been made for supporters in Nevada — and while hopped up on…something.
You be the judge on the normality of this delivery.
And on the other side of supporters, Nebraska Senator Deb Fischer, along with a number of other female lawmakers in Washington, met with Trump’s daughter Ivanka to discuss issues particularly important to women.
The nearly hourlong meeting covered topics ranging from equal pay and workplace flexibility to increased take home pay, sources in the meeting said.
Ivanka Trump took detailed notes as lawmakers shared their own ideas with the campaign, sources said.
Senator Fischer Tweeted out a photo from the meeting:
And Ivanka Trump tweeted back her thanks to Fischer:
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