Sen. Ben Sasse (R-NE) lit into President Donald Trump and his leadership earlier this week during a town hall event, warning that there would be a “Republican bloodbath” in the Senate if Trump loses the White House.
During the town hall event, conducted by phone, a constituent asked Sasse about his relationship with the president and why Sasse attacks him so much. Sasse’s response to the question was first obtained by the Washington Examiner and later posted to YouTube.
“I’m not at all apologetic for having fought for my values against his in places where I think his are deficient, not just for a Republican but for an American,” said Sasse, who then began ticking off a number of things he dislikes about the president. “The way he kisses dictators’ butts. I mean, the way he ignores that the Uighurs are in literal concentration camps in Xinjiang right now. He hasn’t lifted a finger on behalf of the Hong Kongers.
“The United States now regularly sells out our allies under his leadership, the way he treats women, spends like a drunken sailor,” Sasse continued. “I criticized Obama for that kind of spending and I criticize Trump for it as well. He mocks evangelicals behind…