The Never-Trump movement is in shambles.
Joe Biden’s failed Presidency turned them into a laughing stock.
And Donald Trump was all smiles after a leading Never-Trumper waved the white flag of defeat.
Even though Donald Trump is no longer in office, he’s still the leader of the Republican Party.
During the 2022 GOP Primary battles, Trump’s endorsement helped power America First candidates to victories in crowded Senate races.
The Never-Trump movement is more irrelevant than ever in a GOP that’s overwhelmingly pro-Trump.
Ben Sasse (R-NE) was one of the original Never-Trumpers in the Senate.
During the Republican Presidential Primary, he tossed lame insults at Trump and called him a “megalomaniac strongman.”
Sasse joined six other RINOs in the Senate who voted to impeach Trump for the overhyped events of January 6.
Now, Sasse is throwing in the towel on his political career to serve as the President of the University of Florida.
At one time, the Republican establishment touted Sasse as a future Presidential contender.
Instead, he’s now leaving the Senate with his tail tucked between his legs for the world of academia.
His departure won’t change the balance of power in the Senate.
Under Nebraska law, Republican Governor Pete Ricketts will appoint Sasse’s successor, who then faces the voters in 2024.
Sasse was previously the President of a small Lutheran university in Nebraska before first running for the Senate in 2014.
He becomes the latest Republican who voted to convict Trump of impeachment to leave office.
In the Senate, Richard Burr (R-NC) and Pat Toomey (R-PA) retired rather than face Republicans voters in a Primary this year.
And eight out of the ten House Republicans who voted for impeachment either retired or went down to defeat in a GOP Primary.
Donald Trump celebrated another Never-Trumper leaving office on his Truth Social account.
“Great news for the United States Senate, and our Country itself. Liddle’ Ben Sasse, the lightweight Senator from the great State of Nebraska, will be resigning. If he knew he was going to resign so early in his term, why did he run in the first place? But it’s still great news! The University of Florida will soon regret their decision to hire him as their President,” Trump said.
“We have enough weak and ineffective RINOs in our midst. I look forward to working with the terrific Republican Party of Nebraska to get a REAL Senator to represent the incredible People of that State, not another Fake RINO!” Trump added.
Ben Sasse’s resignation is another body blow to the increasingly irrelevant Never-Trump movement in the GOP.
Renewed Right will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.