Sen. Ben Sasse (R-NE) has a strong reaction to President Trump‘s recent attacks against NBC News and threats about “revoking their license.”
On Wednesday night, the GOP senator released a statement:
Are you recanting of the Oath you took on Jan. 20 to preserve, protect, and defend the 1st Amendment? pic.twitter.com/XLB7QXM3bQ
— Ben Sasse (@BenSasse) October 12, 2017
“Mr. President: Words spoken by the President of the United States matter.” Sasse began. “Are you tonight recanting of the oath you took on January 20th to preserve, protect, and defend the First Amendment?”
Sasse received some praise for his statement on Twitter.
— Michael McFaul (@McFaul) October 12, 2017
— Stephanie Ruhle (@SRuhle) October 12, 2017
Hey, @BenSasse, honest question: if Trump continues to behave the way he has over the past week, do you think he should be impeached?
— Daniel W. Drezner (@dandrezner) October 12, 2017
Would be reassuring to hear this from a few others https://t.co/bKlxGjtLQU
— Matthew Yglesias (@mattyglesias) October 12, 2017
— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) October 12, 2017
And he heard from a few critics as well, including Sean Hannity.
— Sean Hannity (@seanhannity) October 12, 2017