If it wasn’t obvious from this infamous picture in which he said it looked like he was “smoking reefer” with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, Republican Senator Ben Sasse marches to the beat of his own drum. The freshman GOP Senator from Nebraska appears to have no love whatsoever for either political party, or Washington as a whole. And in a new interview out Tuesday, Sasse sounded off on all of it.
Speaking on a podcast with Edward-Issac Dovere for Politico, Sasse blasted D.C. as completely devoid of forward thinking.
“Washington is just lame. Washington is incredibly ineffective,” Sasse said. “Washington is weak…Washington is populated by people who aren’t very interesting.”
That starts at the top, in Sasse’s view. And in the Politico conversation, Sasse — an outspoken #NeverTrump-er — again got his shots in at President Donald Trump. (“He and I obviously have a very different view of the world.”)
But Sasse had just as many words of criticism for the rest of his party, as well as the Democrats.
“I think we should just start by admitting that the two political policies are intellectually exhausted,” Sasse said. “They don’t have future-oriented ideas right now.”
Asked what the current Republican party stands for, Sasse said simply:
“I don’t know.”
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