It’s been a hard week for Republican Senator Ben Sasse. While usually a harsh critic and opponent of President Trump, Sasse shocked nearly everyone when he decided to support Trump’s national emergency declaration.
Sasse released a statement following the vote on the resolution to block Trump’s emergency. In it he admitted that he thought the National Emergencies Act of 1976 (NEA) was too broad and in need of review. However, he also states that Pelosi was NOT seeking to reform the act and instead was only acting out of political spite.
CNN correspondent Phil Mattingly shared segments of the statement via Twitter.
Even though Sasse claims he was motivated to make a statement about the NEA with his vote, many are claiming that he was only trying to boost his outlook for re-election.