Reed Galen Ben Sasse, Jeff Flake and other Republicans worried about America must take action before Trump calls …

//Reed Galen Ben Sasse, Jeff Flake and other Republicans worried about America must take action before Trump calls …

Reed Galen Ben Sasse, Jeff Flake and other Republicans worried about America must take action before Trump calls …

Reed Galen is a political consultant and chief strategist of the Serve America Movement. He tweets at @reedgalen.

Over the weekend, Sen. Ben Sasse of Nebraska, a frequent critic of President Donald Trump, mused that he regularly considersleaving the Republican Party. Sasse’s reflections may be borne of stylistic differences and genuine concern for the Republic. However, based on his voting record (87 percent in agreement with Trump) his threatened departure from the GOP doesn’t feel based in policy or a weakening of his conservative beliefs.

Today, being a Republican means lining up behind the president, all day and always, regardless of his actions, comments or baser instincts. It’s the unfortunate, new political reality that Republicans operate within. But when Sasse says he may not be a Republican anymore, that doesn’t mean he’s given up on conservatism. It is far more believable that the junior senator from Nebraska sees the Republican Party as having left him, not the other way around.

By | 2018-09-12T21:54:05+00:00 September 12th, 2018|Conservatism and the GOP|

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