Republican Party committees in three Nebraska counties have endorsed censuring U. S. Sen. Ben Sasse for his criticism of former President Donald Trump, setting up a vote later this month in the state GOP.
The GOP committee in Sarpy County, the state’s most populous Republican-leaning enclave, voted late last week to join the effort. The Republican State Central Committee is slated to take up the censure Feb. 13.
“Sasse says he’s just here to defend the Constitution, but Sarpy Republicans feel like people are trampling on the Constitution all the time,” said Robert Anthony, a Papillion, Neb., resident who supported the Sarpy County censure measure, according to an Omaha World Herald report.
The movement in Nebraska come as Wyoming Republicans overwhelmingly voted Saturday to censure Rep. Liz Cheney, the No. 3 Republican in the House, for voting in favor of Trump’s impeachment. Only eight of the state GOP’s central committee’s 74 members stood to oppose the measure.
Sasse, who was easily re-elected in November to another six-year term in the Senate, dismissed the effort in Nebraska a five-… (Read more)