Nebraska Senator Ben Sasse to Resign

Murray, NEB — Junior Senator from Nebraska, Ben Sasse, is expected to resign his position in the United States Senate. Sasse has been offered the President position at the University of Florida.

He was first elected in 2014 and then re-elected in 2020. In both elections, he won all 93 counties in the State of Nebraska.

During the Trump Administration, Sasse questioned the actions of his party and former President Trump. Following the insurrection at the United States Capitol, he voted for the impeachment of then former President Donald Trump. On matters of policy, hHe voted for former President Trump 85% of the time according to FiveThirtyEight.

Before running for and being elected to the Senate, Sasse was President of Midlands University in Fremont, Neb. Sasse is returning to academia once the position at the University of Florida is finalized.

Governor Pete Ricketts will appoint the replacement for Sasse in the United States Senate. That appointee will serve the next two years of Sasse’s term and come up for a special election in 2024. Rumors have circulated that Ricketts could appoint himself to the position.