GOP Sen. Ben Sasse on Trump pardons: “Rotten to the core”

 GOP Sen. Ben Sasse on Trump pardons: “Rotten to the core”

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Sen. Ben Sasse during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in October 14. Photo: Hilary Swift-Pool/Getty Images

Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) issued a terse statement criticizing President Trump for issuing full pardons to 26 more people on Wednesday night, saying: “This is rotten to the core.”

Of note: His office set up Sasse’s one-line comment by stating that Trump had pardoned “another tranche of felons,” specifically naming former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and the president’s longtime associate Roger Stone, both of whom the statement said “flagrantly and repeatedly violated the law and harmed Americans.”

The big picture: Sasse was endorsed by Trump in 2019.

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