The Daily 202 with James Hohmann and Sen. Ben Sasse
On Wednesday, May 17, the Washington Post's James Hohmann sat down with Republican Sen. Ben Sasse of Nebraska who chairs the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Oversight. They discussed recent actions by the Trump White House, the policy landscape facing Senate Republicans and the senator’s new book, “The Vanishing American Adult: Our Coming-of-Age Crisis – and How to Rebuild a Culture of Self-Reliance," on the week of its release.
Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) calls for former FBI Director James Comey to testify in public in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee. He also says he would like Congress to have “any and all tapes” that may exist of Comey and President Trump at the White House.
The Justice Department appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller as special counsel to oversee a probe of Russian meddling in 2016 election. Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) says Mueller is “a special guy” whose “career is unimpeachable.”
Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) weighed in on potential replacements for former FBI Director James Comey who was fired by President Donald Trump on May 9, 2017, saying that the president should not appoint a “current politician.”
Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) says that the United States should condemn attacks like the one on May 16, 2017 outside the home of the Turkish Ambassador in Washington, DC. He says that the United States is too partisan on the topic of “American exceptionalism.”
Looking ahead to the next few years, Senator Ben Sasse says that Washington, D.C. has been dysfunctional for a long time. Sasse says he does not think a lot will get done in Congress in the next year and a half.
May 17, 2017
Republican Senator, Nebraska
Elected in 2014, Ben Sasse is a U.S. Senator from Nebraska and chairs the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Oversight. Sasse is also author of “The Vanishing American Adult: Our Coming-of-Age Crisis – and How to Rebuild a Culture of Self-Reliance."