Conservative Senator Breaks With Trump Over Call

  • 10/04/2019 12:00 AM
  • Source: AAN
  • by: AAN Staff
Conservative Senator Breaks With Trump Over Call
By Gage Skidmore from Peoria, AZ, United States of America (Ben Sasse) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons
Sen. Ben Sasse (R-NE) fiercely criticized President Trump's suggestion yesterday that the Chinese government investigates former Vice President Joe Biden and his son, Hunter. (The Hill)

"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."
 Source: AAN
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