Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse (R) delicately took a shot Sunday morning at President Donald Trump’s shocking decision to fire FBI Director James Comey, saying the timing of the president’s decision would only increase distrust of the government.
Appearing on Face the Nation, the Republican told CBS host John Dickerson that there were plenty of reasons for Comey to be dismissed — including his “clunky handling” of an investigation into then-Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton prior to the 2016 election. However, Sasse said the timing of Trump’s firing of Comey opened up questions about how Trump arrives at his presidential decisions.
Saying he has been critical of Trump’s handling of the Comey firing, Sasse claimed “it exacerbates the erosion of trust in our institutions.”
“I’m disappointed in the timing of the firing,” Sasse continued. “But I want to preserve room that there are lots of reasonable reasons why people across the political spectrum can argue about how the FBI leadership conducted its business in the 2016 election cycle.”
Sasse, who sits on the Senate Judiciary Committee, added that he is worried about “politicization” at the Justice Department and was interested in hearing from Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to explain “how this all happened.”
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Christian university president quits after massive backlash over inviting Mike Pence
Vice President Mike Pence's role in toxic administrations caused such a backlash that a Christian university is now searching for a new president.
"Taylor University President Paul Lowell Haines has resigned from the nondenominational Christian university a month after hosting Vice President Mike Pence as commencement speaker," Religious News Service reported Monday.
Students and alumni had protested the invitation.
Student debt a ‘life sentence’ for millions of Americans
Haley Walters is five years away from earning her law degree. If everything goes according to plan, she will be under a mountain of $100,000 in student debt by the time she enters the work force.
Like millions of Americans, Walters is paying a steep price for an education that will likely weigh her down financially for much of her adult life.
"I think the student debt crisis is truly a life sentence," the 19-year-old Californian told AFP.
With 45 million borrowers owing some $1.6 trillion, the debt burden of American college graduates has exploded in recent years.
Florida library forced to cancel ‘Pride Prom’ after death threat sparks fear for teens’ safety
A Jacksonville, Florida library worked to hold a prom for LGBTQ teens who feel uncomfortable about going to their high school prom as they are or with the person they truly want to bring. That's why they started the Pride Prom. But after fears for the safety for the teens, the library had to cancel.
According to WOKV, the prom was supposed to be this Friday, with a Storybook theme where attendees were encouraged to dress up as their favorite storybook character. There would be music, dancing, a selfie station and more. All of that is over now, however.