Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) was asked on Twitter on Saturday morning if ever thought of going the Republican Party. Sasse replied, “yep – regular consider it”:

Sasse has been a critic of President Donald Trump and his policies, particularly with the president’s reluctance to criticize Russia and Russian President Putin.


Otherwise, Sasse is fairly loyal to the votings of his party. This week, he defended choose Brett Kavanaugh through his Supreme Court hearing.

According to Capitol Hill, Sasse’s mulling of going the GOP is nothing out of the normal. Republican officers from Oregon, California, and Connecticut have left the Republican Party within the past year, principally blaming Trump and his policies.

Some Democrats have detected a shift within the party in recent years, particularly since the increase of Trump. During a speech at the University of Illinois on Fri, former President Barack Obama spoke concerning the shift.

“Over the past few decades, the politics of division, of resentment and paranoia has unfortunately found a home in the Republican Party,” he said.

“I don’t mean to pretend I’m channeling Abraham Lincoln now, but that’s not what he had in mind, I think, when he helped form the Republican Party,” Obama continued. “It’s not conservative. It sure isn’t normal. It’s radical.”

According to CBS News, Sasse is taken into account a doable presidential candidate for 2020 or on the far side. Sasse isn’t up for re-election this year.