Even though many of his colleagues in the Senate are lining up behind Donald Trump now that he is the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, Sen. Ben Sasse (R-NE) affirmed his #NeverTrump status in a lengthy Facebook post calling for a third party candidate.
“With Clinton and Trump, the fix is in. Heads, they win; tails, you lose. Why are we confined to these two terrible options? This is America. If both choices stink, we reject them and go bigger. That’s what we do,” Sasse wrote in a Wednesday night Facebook post.
“So … let’s have a thought experiment for a few weeks: Why shouldn’t America draft an honest leader who will focus on 70% solutions for the next four years? You know … an adult?” he continued.
Sasse said he thinks there’s an appetite for a third party candidate.
“I believe that most Americans can still be for limited government again — if they were given a winsome candidate who wanted Washington to focus on a small number of really important, urgent things — in a way that tried to bring people together instead of driving us apart,” he wrote.
Sasse takes himself out of the running by noting that the third party candidate “can’t be an engaged parent with little kids” because of how rigorous a presidential campaign is.
He signs off his post by saying that “the kids need baths.”
Read Sasse’s full Facebook post here.