Sen. Ben Sasse has had enough with President Donald Trump treading on Constitutionally enshrined freedom of the press.
So after Trump went to war with the press threatening to have NBC’s FCC license investigated and railing about free speech during an Oval Office sit down on Wednesday, Sasse took to Twitter to ask Trump a question.
“Mr. President: Words spoken by the President of the United States matter. Are you tonight recanting of the oath you took on January 20th to preserve, protect and defend the First Amendment?” Sasse wrote.
Are you recanting of the Oath you took on Jan. 20 to preserve, protect, and defend the 1st Amendment? pic.twitter.com/XLB7QXM3bQ
— Ben Sasse (@BenSasse) October 12, 2017
Sasse’s open challenge to Trump resulted in predictable rage from Trump supporters.
— Sean Hannity (@seanhannity) October 12, 2017
Iowa GOP chairman Jeff Kaufman also weighed in.
“We had Sen. Ben Sasse from Nebraska, he crosses the Missouri River, and in that sanctimonious tone talks about what he doesn’t like about Donald Trump,” Kaufmann said, according to Politico. “You know what, Sen. Sasse? I really don’t care what you like. We love Donald Trump. And if you don’t love him, I suggest you stay on your side of the Missouri River.”