United States Sen. Ben Sasse is in Iowa stumping for about any Republican presidential candidate besides Donald Trump.
Sasse says Republican voters need to be asking a lot more questions of Trump leading up to the Iowa Caucuses Monday.
“What I hear from lots of people in my family, what I hear from folks at the grocery store in Fremont is how do we know what his views are on issues when he doesn’t explain where he has ever abandoned the old, crazy, leftist positions he had when he was thinking of running as a Democrat,” Sasse tells Jack and Dave in the Morning on Nebraska Radio Network affiliate KLIN.
According to Sasse, Trump has expressed disdain for guns, has backed a single-payer health care system, and has supporter a $6 trillion tax increase proposal.
Sasse has praise for Trump. He calls him smart, an attribute Sasse says the news media has generally overlooked. Sasse calls Trump a good salesman. He says Trump has gained popularity by rightly criticizing Washington, being blunt in his speech, and not backing down when challenged by the media.
Still, Sasse sees Trump breaking from a constitutional system of limited government.
“And when Donald Trump says, as he has recently, when I’m elected president I’ll be able to do whatever I want, we should talk about what that means, because that’s not the American tradition,” according to Sasse.
Sasse has spent two days campaigning in Iowa, meeting with both Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas and Sen. Marc Rubio of Florida. Sasse says he will not endorse anyone, but will call Republicans to be the party that affirms the Constitution.
AUDIO: Brent Martin reports [:45]