Another prominent Republican critic of former President Trump will be stepping down from the political stage following the announcement that Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse is planning to leave his job by the end of the year to take over as president of the University of Florida.
Out of all the Republican senators, only seven voted to convict Trump for his involvement in the January 6th insurrection at the Capitol Building and Sasse was one of them.
A university president before he entered politics, at Midland in Nebraska, Sasse will in November be the sole candidate interviewed for the University of Florida position.
Sasse decried “Washington partisanship” and called Florida “the most interesting university in America right now”.
If Sasse resigns as a senator in January, the Nebraska governor – either Republican Pete Ricketts or a likely successor – will appoint a replacement.