First term Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) has published an open letter to his constituents explaining why he will not support the political horror show that is Donald Trump, should the real estate one-percenter become the presidential standard-bearer for the GOP. From his letter:
I'm as frustrated and saddened as you are about what's happening to our country. But I cannot support Donald Trump.
Please understand: I'm not an establishment Republican, and I will never support Hillary Clinton. I'm a movement conservative who was elected over the objections of the GOP establishment. My current answer for who I would support in a hypothetical matchup between Mr. Trump and Mrs. Clinton is: Neither of them. I sincerely hope we select one of the other GOP candidates, but if Donald Trump ends up as the GOP nominee, conservatives will need to find a third option.
Sen. Sasse then goes on to decry Trump's unconstitutional authoritarianism, listing some of the more damning statements made by the reality-TV star himself. What to do?
Given what we know about him today, here's where I'm at: If Donald Trump becomes the Republican nominee, my expectation is that I will look for some third candidate – a conservative option, a Constitutionalist.
Sasse nicely summarized the sorry situation we're in on CNN:
"If the nation that put a man on the moon can't do any better than nominating two fundamentally dishonest New York liberals, I think the American people deserve better choice than that and I think they'll get a better choice," Sasse said of Trump and Clinton.
Good for the Senator. He has far more integrity than the sniveling political careerist who is the current governor of the Garden State.
Super Tuesday voters consider casting strategic anti-Trump ballots tomorrow.