RINO Senator Ben Sasse is becoming the next president of the University of Florida.
Due to this, he is resigning from the Senate – his replacement will be named by Nebraska Governor Jim Pillen.
Nebraska Republican Ben Sasse formally resigned from the U.S. Senate over the weekend to take a job as the next president of the University of Florida.
Sasse departs Capitol Hill two years into his second term after sealing the deal on his new job back in November when the University of Florida Board of Trustees voted unanimously to appoint him president of the school.
Newly-elected Nebraska Gov. Jim Pillen will name someone to fill Sasse’s Senate seat for a two-year term before a special election in 2024 to determine the senator for the next six years.
Sasse leaves Congress amid deep divisions in the Republican Party over continued loyalty to former President Donald Trump and whether he should be nominated to lead the GOP in the 2024 election.
One of the favorites to replace Sasse is former Republican Governor Pete Ricketts.
Ricketts said, “for me, it came down to a single question: How can I best serve the people of Nebraska and advance our conservative values? In Congress, we’re in a fight for the future of our nation, and it’s a fight we have to win.”
…Nebraska Republican Gov. Pete Ricketts will seek the appointment to replace Nebraska Republican Sen. Ben Sasse, who is resigning early next month.
The governor made his interest in the seat official in a statement Tuesday, where he said he would send an application to incoming GOP Gov. Jim Pillen (who Ricketts endorsed to replace him) as part of the appointment process.
“For me, it came down to a single question: How can I best serve the people of Nebraska and advance our conservative values? In Congress, we’re in a fight for the future of our nation, and it’s a fight we have to win,” he said.
“I want to continue delivering results for our state, fighting to reduce taxes, grow our economy, defend our liberties and run government more like a business. I’ll never stop working to get the job done, and thats why I’m asking for Governor-elect Pillen’s consideration.”
Whoever is chosen will serve until 2024.
Republicans need a strong conservative in Nebraska.