Sasse On NYT Op-Ed: ‘Troubling’ But ‘Not Surprising’

UNITED STATES - APRIL 10: Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., listens as Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies during the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee and Senate Judiciary Committee joint hearing on "Fa... UNITED STATES - APRIL 10: Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., listens as Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies during the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee and Senate Judiciary Committee joint hearing on "Facebook, Social Media Privacy, and the Use and Abuse of Data"on Tuesday, April 10, 2018. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call) MORE LESS
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Sen. Ben Sasse (R-NE) seemed resigned when he weighed in on the New York Times’ anonymous op-ed during Hugh Hewitt’s radio show Thursday.

“You know, I don’t know how to talk about it, yet. I mean honestly, I’m still processing it,” Sasse said. “It’s just so similar to what so many of us hear from senior people around the White House, you know, three times a week. So it’s really troubling, and yet in a way, not surprising.”

He added that there are many good people serving the President and the country, but also critiqued the piece’s author.

“I don’t understand the morality of why anyone would write the piece, because it seems pretty obvious to me that what it’s going to do is foster more paranoia,” he told Hewitt. “I think that the ultimate decision to publish feels self-serving, and so for the sake of public trust, I think if somebody wants to talk about the 25th Amendment, they ought to do it in public.”

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