GOP Senator Sasse: Lies & Conspiracies are Destroying the Republican Party
This weekend, Nebraska's conservative GOP Senator Ben Sasse penned a powerful article for the Atlantic describing how his party is being destroyed by the lies and conspiracy theories of groups like QAnon that have become so prevalent in the right-wing media universe.
In Sasse's editorial, titled "QAnon is Destroying the GOP From Within" the lawmaker states that the riots that took place at the Capitol were not a result of a "few bad apples" but rather a "seed" that Republicans allowed to grow in the party over time." ... Sasse goes on to argue that the Republican Party is at a crossroads with the defeat of Donald Trump.
Sasse, Atlantic: “When Trump leaves office, my party faces a choice: We can dedicate ourselves to defending the Constitution and perpetuating our best American institutions and traditions, or we can be a party of conspiracy theories, cable-news fantasies, and the ruin that comes with them. We can be the party of Eisenhower, or the party of the conspiracist Alex Jones. We can applaud Officer Goodman or side with the mob he outwitted. We cannot do both.”
Before the Trump era, Sasse was seen as a rising star in the Republican Party, but he has been one of the few GOP Senators willing to criticize the President. He probably realizes that this op-ed will be the last nail in what had been a promising political career.
By: Don Lam & Curated Content