Republican Senator: Vote 3rd Party If Trump Is Nominee
U.S. Sen. Ben Sasse, a Republican from Nebraska, isn’t hesitant to talk about how he has not been favored by the Republican hierarchy in Washington.
He was an outsider when elected and makes no bones about it.
But he is equally clear that he cannot support another thorn in the side of the GOP power structure, an outsider who is creating tidal waves in the party.
“Please understand: I’m not an establishment Republican, and I will never support Hillary Clinton. I’m a movement conservative who was elected over the objections of the GOP establishment. My current answer for who I would support in a hypothetical matchup between Mr. Trump and Mrs. Clinton is: Neither of them. I sincerely hope we select one of the other GOP candidates, but if Donald Trump ends up as the GOP nominee, conservatives will need to find a third option,” he said in a new Open Letter to Trump Supporters.
The statement follows on the heels of an endorsement by Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., of Trump, and illustrates the striking divide that the GOP is facing in its primary for president this year.