Nebraska Senator Ben Sasse issued a statement Friday after documents filed by Federal prosecutors shed light on the dangerous intentions behind some involved in the Capitol riot. The documents revealed there was strong evidence some within the mob aimed “to capture and assassinate elected officials.”
Senator Sasse told CBS This Morning Friday that he's involved in an investigation into why the National Guard wasn't deployed for hours after a mob incited by President Trump attacked the Capitol Wednesday.
Nebraska and 16 other states have joined a lawsuit initially filed by the Texas attorney general demanding that the 62 total Electoral College votes in Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin be invalidated.
Michigan’s largest county reversed course and unanimously certified its presidential election results Tuesday night after Republicans first blocked the move in a party-line vote that threatened to temporarily stall official approval of Democrat Joe Biden’s win in the state.
The message from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y.was that Republicans should concede the presidential election was won by Biden and immediately return to negotiations on COVID relief.
Nebraska will never be mistaken for a swing state given that it hasn’t supported a Democratic presidential candidate since 1964, but if the race is close this fall, the state could have a key role in choosing the next president.
Former Congressman Brad Ashford confirmed on Thursday that he will not be running against Sen. Ben Sasse as a write-in candidate on the November ballot, citing a lack of time to run an effective campaign.