Sen. Sasse says he ‘regularly considers’ leaving Republican Party

Nebraska Senator Ben Sasse is not a fan of President Donald Trump. He’s not shy about saying so either.

During the 2016 presidential campaign, Sasse made it known that he wasn’t going to endorse or even vote for then-candidate Donald Trump. In February of 2016, Sasse went to Facebook and posted an open letter stating his frustration with Trump and his divisiveness.

Since Trump’s election, Sen. Sasse really hasn’t come around on now President Trump. In fact, Sasse tweeted out recently that he regularly considers leaving the GOP.

On Sunday, Sasse went on CNN to discuss he tweet with Jake Tapper. Sasse says he actually considers himself “an independent conservative” and feels that neither the “Republican Party or the Democratic Party have a longterm vision for the country.” He went on to contend that neither party is really concerned about problems, but more worried about the 24-hour news cycle, claiming that Democrats “a anti-Republican and anti-Trump, and the main thing Republicans are for is being anti-Democrat and anti-CNN.”

When asked how often he considers leaving the GOP, Sasse he probably thinks about it every morning when he wakes up. He says he’d “love to see the party of Lincoln and Reagan get back to its roots.”

He also talked about that through his dealing with “the White House its obvious that there’s a lot of chaos and a lot of reality TV circus.”

During the interview, Sasse also talked about the New York Time anonymous op-ed, the dumpster fire that was the 2016 election and Judge Brett Kavanaugh.

Check out the entire interview below:

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