Conservative Senator Breaks With Trump Over Call
"Hold up: Americans don't look to Chinese commies for the truth. If the Biden kid broke laws by selling his name to Beijing, that's a matter for American courts, not communist tyrants running torture camps," Sasse said in a statement to the Omaha World-Herald.
A spokesman for Sasse didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.
Sasse's remarks mark the strongest pushback from a Senate Republican since Trump on Thursday publicly encouraged Ukraine and China should look into the Bidens.
"China should start an investigation into the Bidens," Trump said in front of cameras on the South Lawn of the White House.
At the same time, Sasse also called the House's impeachment inquiry a "partisan clown show."