“Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., tore into Republicans who plan to object during the certification of the Electoral College vote next week, saying his party’s willingness to entertain President Donald Trump’s unsubstantiated claims of voter fraud in this year’s election was fueled by worries about how the president and his base would react,” according to NBC News.
“‘The president and his allies are playing with fire,’ Sasse said in a lengthy Facebook post Wednesday night. ‘If you make big claims, you had better have the evidence. But the president doesn’t, and neither do the institutional arsonist members of Congress who will object to the Electoral College vote.’
“Earlier Wednesday, Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., announced that he would object to the certification of some states’ Electoral College results Jan. 6, a move that will force his Republican colleagues to vote on whether to reject Trump’s false claims of fraud or disenfranchise millions of voters.
“‘Let’s be clear what is happening here: We have a bunch of ambitious politicians who think there’s a quick way to tap into the president’s populist base without doing any real, long-term damage. But they’re wrong — and this issue is bigger than anyone’s personal ambitions,’ Sasse wrote. ‘Adults don’t point a loaded gun at the heart of legitimate self-government.‘”
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