Election 2020

Senator Once Aided by Palin Now Campaigning for Anybody But Trump

Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) arrives for the Senate Republicans' policy lunch in the Capitol on Nov. 3, 2015. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call via AP Images)

Sarah Palin rallied for Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) in his 2014 quest for Congress.

Now, the freshman senator has pledged to do everything he can to ensure that Palin’s pick for the GOP presidential nomination is defeated.

Sasse is campaigning with both of his upper chamber colleagues, Sens. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Ted Cruz (R-Texas), in the hope that one of them can defeat The Donald.

The Nebraska senator told MSNBC this morning that he’s campaigning against Trump because “I’m pro-Constitution and I want to make America great again.”

“And the best way to do that is by uniting around the things that bring us together and that’s not one guy’s ego, that’s a system of laws and limited government,” Sasse said. “So if being pro-Constitution makes me anti-Mr. Trump, I think that’s his problem.”

“The guy talks constantly about how he’ll get everything done alone. He said recently that if he’s elected president he’ll be able to do whatever he wants. That’s pretty much what the American Revolution was about. We already have one party in this country that’s gone post-constitutional. We don’t need another one.”

Sasse noted that “a lot of people really, really appreciate that he’s accurately diagnosing a lot that’s wrong, but that’s not the same as telling us what he’s for.”

“I think that Donald Trump is really entertaining. I think that Donald Trump would be a great guy to have a beer with. I get that you guys have him on everyday because he makes for great television,” he continued. “…I want to make America great again and I’m glad Donald Trump will attack all of that nonsense. But frankly I’m not really sure what he’s for. That’s what people actually say on the street. And I’ll tell you, the oath I took is to a Constitution. I want to make America great again as well, and the way you do that is by a nation of limited government.”

Sasse isn’t just hitting the ground against Trump, but the former university president is mixing it up on Trump’s favorite soapbox: Twitter.