Conservative columnist Jennifer Rubin condemned self-professed constitutional conservative Sen. Ben Sasse (R-NE) for upholding President Donald Trump’s emergency declaration to fund his border wall.
A dozen Republican senators voted for a resolution to block the emergency order, but Rubin told MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” that Sasse stood out for siding with the president.
“I’m disappointed but not surprised,” said the Washington Post columnist. “This is, sort of, peak supineness for the Republicans. This what we have seen, which is the moral and intellectual corruption of the Republican Party, people have really tossed whatever principles they had, whatever standards they had and they will twist themselves like a pretzel to justify anything that will keep them in line with the president.”
“When you have someone like Ben Sasse, who clearly knows better, who writes books about character, about the Constitution, who puts out a pathetic written statement justifying weakly this vote, you know this is just a corrupted soul,” she added. “What is the purpose, really, if you’re going to sell your soul and remain in the Senate to literally consign your obligations to the executive branch, what really is the purpose?”