President Trump on Monday condemned Republican Senator Ben Sasse for calling Trump’s new executive ordinances “unconstitutional”.
“RINO Ben Sasse, who needed my support and assistance to get the Republican Senate nomination from the GREAT state of Nebraska, has become a villain again now that he has it (thank you President T),” Trump tweeted. “This stupidity plays straight into the hands of the radical left Dems!”
Trump signed four executive orders on Saturday after Congress got bogged down in coronavirus relief talks. The orders enliven a federal eviction moratorium, extend the student loan deferral, create a $ 400 weekly jobless allowance, and suspend wage tax on incomes below $ 1
Sasse (R-Neb.), Who won the Republicans nomination for a second term in the upper chamber in May, sharply criticized Trump.
“The pen-and-phone theory of executive legislation is unconstitutional,” said Sasse. “President Obama was not empowered to unilaterally rewrite immigration law with DACA, and President Trump was not empowered to unilaterally rewrite wage tax law. Under the Constitution, that power belongs to the American people, who act through their members of Congress. “
Many Senate Republicans who criticize Trump are suffering the consequences. Sens. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) And Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) Left Congress pariah among their own party after drawing the president’s ire.
The coronavirus talks in Congress failed in part because many conservatives are cautious about adding another large package to the national debt. Republicans are also largely opposed to a Democratic proposal to send nearly $ 1 trillion to state and local governments.
Sasse, a past president of tiny Midland University in Nebraska, had a rocky relationship with Trump.
Trump, then a presidential candidate, tweeted in 2016: “@BenSasse looks more like a gym rat than a US Senator. How the hell was he ever elected? “