WATCH: Ben Sasse Slams Fellow Republicans Gaetz, MTG: “They’re Not Serious Adults”
Ben Sasse is one of the country’s few Republican lawmakers willing to openly speak his mind. While his politics remain very Conservative, he was a vocal critic of Donald Trump. And he voted to impeach Trump back in January.
Now the Nebraska lawmaker has taken on some additional fellow Republicans. During a recent interview at the Atlantic Festival, he said that Marjorie Taylor Greene and Matt Gaetz weren’t serious adults.
Lumping the duo in with frequent target Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Sasse said that he is regularly asked, “We want to know: what do you think about what Matt Gaetz said, about what AOC said, about what Marjorie Taylor Greene did.”
The senator continued, “And I don’t give a shit. Like the – in a republic, nobody should care about that. You just named three people who aren’t serious adults.”
Sasse closed, “They don’t actually have an agenda for 2030 America, and the reason I ran for re-election is because I’m worried about the future of work, the future of war, the first amendment culture in a world that moves to primarily digital rather than in-person public squares.”
Watch a clip of the interview below, courtesy of The Atlantic:
.@BenSasse on Matt Gaetz, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and Marjorie Taylor Greene:
“I don't give a shit … in a republic, nobody should care about that. You just named three people who aren't serious adults. They don't actually have an agenda for 2030 America.” #TAF21 pic.twitter.com/ukpCGAX36k
— The Atlantic (@TheAtlantic) September 29, 2021