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In a recent phone town hall with his constituents, Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., criticized the president sharply. Kasie Hunt weighs in. Aired on 10/16/2020.
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79 Comments on "Sen. Sasse Criticizes Trump During Call With Constituents | Way Too Early | MSNBC"

  1. Leeanne Dowdell | October 16, 2020 at 8:41 AM | Reply

    He’s losing in the polls so now he’s trying to pretend he hasn’t backed Trump at all. He’s an enabler in trouble.

    • @La Verdad Are you guys really this stupid, he has been a never Trumper from the beginning. But what ever works in you fantasy world, because that where the left lives!

    • @Libs are Nuts He’s more interested in his own career than anything else and thinks he should be president just cuz he’s put in some time. Not the work.

    • @Susan Chace What the flip are you talking about… whose career. Trumps? Hes a billionaire that does what the flip he wants…. hes already set for life he doesnt have a “Career”.

    • @Serendipity Shop Everyone is griping about him not speaking up sooner, but where’s the anger at ALL THE REST TOO. Sen Sasse spoke out when he got to DC. However, his voice was squelched. (?) He saw the truth from day one.
      Voted for him a second time yesterday. (Read any of his writing and you’ll understand he is the real deal.) Can’t wait to vote for his presidency.

    • Serendipity Shop | October 16, 2020 at 11:02 PM | Reply

      @LaBelle424242 I have plenty of anger at other R Senators, but Sasse is kind of a special case, irritating like Susan Collins, because he knows better and talks a good game about bipartisanship & independence, then caves to party line anyway.

  2. Sherrie Ludwig | October 16, 2020 at 8:41 AM | Reply

    Too little, too late.

  3. Ben, you should have opened your slimy little mouth years ago. Now you’re going home.

    • @TLOMe to bad that was BIDEN STATING THAT IF THE UKRANE PRESIDENT didn’t fire Hunters prosecuting lawyer BIDEN wouldnt give UKRANE the Billion !!( n the lawyer was fired n OBAMA KNEW ABOUT it (( N B.T .W ,ITS ON A VIDEO WITH BIDEN BRAGGING SBOUT DOING IT

    • @Bonnie Kirker I’m agreeing with you and providing proof the democrats actually did what they impeached Trump for.

    • Donna Prendergast | October 16, 2020 at 7:28 PM | Reply

      @Bonnie Kirker I don’t believe any of it. Each person has their own opinion.

    • @Just a PuP trying to Hit 5k Subs Melania has a stock of bubble wrap so the maids she exposed to covid can box all their crap for moving.

    • oh… NOW republicans are finding there morals and back bone when its starting to look bad for them !? How did we as voters let politicians on either side of the isle get so slimy and fake!?

  4. SaveClimate NOW! | October 16, 2020 at 8:44 AM | Reply

    Tomorrow’s news “trump unleashes sassy Twitter storm on Senator Sasse”

  5. Hardly a profile in courage at this late hour. He voted lock step all the way.

    • He is right back in lockstep at Judge Barrett’s confirmation hearings.

    • uh hu… and 47 senators all voted to convict an American citizen denied due process of phony ‘criminal’ charges, TREASON right on the floor of the US House of Representatives! I will never forgive or forget that… I hope they ALL hang for it.

    • @DPS670950 Impeachment lies strictly within the realm of electoral politics. There is nothing “criminal” or in any way “legal” about it. And impeachment doesn’t result in prison time. (The Southern District of New York will soon take care of *that.)*

    • Edward Bottomsworth | October 16, 2020 at 6:13 PM | Reply

      @DPS670950 you specifically are what’s wrong with America. Wishing horrific death upon your fellow citizens? What is wrong with you?

    • @DPS670950 dude. Seek help.

  6. Ginger Nightmare | October 16, 2020 at 8:58 AM | Reply

    He voted against Trump’s impeachment! Unforgiveable.!

    • Mr. Common sense | October 16, 2020 at 2:29 PM | Reply

      Those who do not forgive do not get forgiven

    • Betty Killebrew | October 16, 2020 at 3:10 PM | Reply

      That’s why Karma is biting him in the butt

    • checksandbalences | October 16, 2020 at 6:34 PM | Reply

      @Tim Kielisek Hmm…

    • Ginger Nightmare | October 16, 2020 at 10:23 PM | Reply

      @ImaHippyBurning Education is lethal to the GOP! Biden began and made law the Violence Against Women Act. Not something the GOP supported.

    • I dont’ get you people. Easy for you to judge. His vote wouldn’t have made a difference to the scandalous crime boss drump, but would have made Sen Sasse the villain. He would of had to eat lunch all by himself and none of the other Senators would play with him during recess. No one should have to play dodgeball all alone. Kids their age are so cruel.
      ps. I do get what you’re saying, but he’s good person and better late than…you know….smacking oneself with the ball.

  7. Ben sasse put this out deliberately because he’s gonna run for President in 2024. Bet!

  8. Sasse should’ve spoken out much sooner, plain and simple.

    • @Canine Kid so?

    • @M. McC yeah you have zero proof of that all bulshit you made up in your head because white Liberals are the ones doing it

    • @Simgor2 what that white Liberals are the ones out rioting burning down cities. I don’t need a better argument

    • @M. McC so tell me what’s the crap I spread because there’s plenty of videos of black lives matter and antifa out there burning down cities and Black owned businesses

    • @Dave Kunkle Don’t you get tired of saying the same old tired lies and misinformation over and over? Oh wait, you’re a dimwitted Trump cultist so the answer is no.

  9. Taralya Mcdonough | October 16, 2020 at 9:05 AM | Reply

    If he felt this way why didn’t he vote to remove Trump. We need elected officials who take their job and the security of the country seriously!

    • @Jeff Brown Forgive me Jeff. I was thinking of Pelosi

    • @Jeff Brown That saying lost it’s luster after the millionth time. Do you have anything more than tired old slogans?

    • Erroneous Monk | October 16, 2020 at 7:52 PM | Reply

      Because there was no evidence to support impeachment. Are you asking Republicans to act like Democrats – vote to impeach based on how much you dislike the man?

    • Erroneous Monk | October 16, 2020 at 7:54 PM | Reply

      @Sarah Cordova Because the Supreme Court nomination is a constitutional process that falls well within the limits of the constitution. And because Nancy Pelosi is the one holding up covid relief. I guess you haven’t seen the meltdown when Wolf Blitzer pushed her on it???

    • @Erroneous Monk that’s fundamentally untrue the house passed the hero’s act and Moscow Mitch won’t put anything to a vote. Trump then said he won’t negotiate, then changed his mind and all during this time Nancy has been coming to the table. Most Americans want to wait on the SCOTUS and Sasse didn’t feel it was constitutionally wrong to hold up Obama’s nominee for almost a year. Your hypocrisy is astounding.

  10. A bit late, Ben. This sort of candor was needed when Rump was being impeached. It is meaningless as an election strategy. I hope you get dumped like the rest of your Rethug gang of thieves.

    • Some are Re-Thug-licans and some are mere Re-Punk-licans.

    • Ben Höflinger | October 16, 2020 at 3:15 PM | Reply

      The problem is that none of what he said is legally impeachable information. He should have come out sooner and fought Trump publicly if it’s legitimate in order for the American people to know what happens behind closed doors.

    • @Ben Höflinger An apparently leaked story (phone conversation) which may well get quickly buried in the avalanche of news stories about the election, the early voting, the polling, the SC nominee and the hearings, the latest Covid spike, and whatever else. Its impact will be negated and its value therefore will be minimal.

    • soarhigh Yandow | October 16, 2020 at 9:59 PM | Reply

      Falsely impeached. Hillary actually collude with the Russians.

    • Ben Höflinger | October 16, 2020 at 10:01 PM | Reply

      @soarhigh Yandow so did Biden and his son. It’s all starting to come out. We’ll see how much actually went on if the information gets out ever.

  11. He’s very concerned… very VERY concerned.

    But he’s still going to push through Amy Coney Barrett’s appointment.

  12. Too little, too late, just another rat leaving the sinking ship. He could have demanded witnesses at the impeachment trial.

    • Yes. Anyone who speaks out now is doing it for self preservation not for love of country. The senate has been an enabler of the Criminal in Chief.

  13. Throwing a handful of dirt at a pit.Way to late. Should’ve spoken out sooner.

  14. Don’t believe this guy. He is just trying to survive Trump, but he deserves to be voted out.

  15. Isn’t MSNBC covering the criminals: Hunter and Joe Biden and the videos of how they’ve enriched themselves using the VP’s status?? MSM IS THE ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE!

  16. Jussainwuturthinkn | October 16, 2020 at 3:50 PM | Reply

    So tired of these “criticisms” coming in so late. Why not step up and be a man when he’s face to face with you? Let me guess. Your job was more important?

    • @Jangus Roundstone what conspiracy do I believe in. We have crack smoking Hunter Biden’s emails. Even Joe Biden and his campaign are not saying the emails are fake

    • @Dave Kunkle nice how you completely ignored my comment lol. He’s surely not perfect, but he’s better than a narcissistic, racist, man-child with the education and morality of a spoiled two year old.

    • MrSparklespring | October 16, 2020 at 8:44 PM | Reply

      @Arnie Kando It will be Trump for sure. More corrupt and unfit than a banana republic dictator!

    • @Angela V lmao ok you feel better now

    • @Arnie Kando More junk heard hours before an election.

  17. Elections are like funerals. They tend to bring out the worst in people.

  18. He’s preparing himself for a position at cnn in potus’ 2nd term.

  19. Totally sounds like he is reading it. All scripted.

  20. Ironic he claims Trumps family treats his presidency as a buisness opportunity

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