LINCOLN – After being one of the most outspoken opponents of President-Elect Donald Trump’s campaign, Senator Ben Sasse has now congratulated Trump on his victory.
The Nebraska junior senator put out a statement on Wednesday applauding the future president on his upset victory over Hilary Clinton.
“On Tuesday, America demanded disruption. My family and I congratulate President-Elect Trump on his decisive victory, and we pray that he will lead wisely and faithfully keep his oath to a Constitution of limited government,” says Sasse.
Sasse, a conservative Republican, gained national notoriety by refusing to endorse or even vote for Trump. He said in October that he would write in Vice-President-elect Mike Pence’s name, after saying in May that we could not side with the Republican presidential nominee.
Sasse is now trying to build a bridge with Trump, but still saying he will hold the president-elect accountable, and hopes Trump will agree with Sasse on several issues.
“Starting today, I will do everything in my power to hold the President to his promises: to fight for an ethics reform package that upends cronyism and enacts term limits; to lead on repealing and replacing ObamaCare; and to nominate judges who reject law-making by unelected courts,” says Sasse.
Sasse also wished Trump and his entire family well in the transition to the White House.