Ben Sasse’s anti-Trump statements draw more Nebraska backlash

Republican U.S. Sen. Ben Sasse is facing more opposition in his home state of Nebraska for criticizing former President Trump.

Last week the local Republican Party in the state’s largest conservative county reportedly voted to help other counties in their bid to censure Sasse, 48, a Nebraska native who has served in the Senate since 2015.

Sarpy County Republicans voted 2-1 Thursday to join Scotts Bluff and Hitchcock counties to officially condemn Sasse for attacking Trump’s unsuccessful efforts to overturn the election results and for claiming Trump helped incite the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol, the Omaha World-Herald reported. 

Sasse, who easily won reelection in November, is a vocal critic of the former president and has been censured by his home state before.

Robert Anthony, a Sarpy County resident, voted for censure.

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