U.S. Sen. Ben Sasse shakes off a seeming rebuke delivered by fellow Republicans during the state party convention this past weekend.
The resolution states the Nebraska Republican Party strongly opposes any effort by Republican office holders to encourage a third-party candidacy.
Sasse says the resolution looks short-term and he’s looking long-term.
“I’m not talking about the small-term bickering at all. That stuff doesn’t interest me,” Sasse tells Nebraska Radio Network affiliate KLIN. “I’m only in this calling, because I’m worried about the country that we’re giving to our kids in 10 and in 25 years. I’m interested in long-term issues and I don’t have anything to say about the short-term bickering.”
Sasse has been steadfast in his opposition to Trump as the presidential nominee of the Republican Party. He has refused to back Trump and has issued a call for an alternative candidate.
Sasse says fights within the party were inevitable.
“A time this disruptive in the country and with a party that’s identity is being substantially disrupted there’s going to be a lot of short-term bickering, but I don’t have anything to say about that,” Sasse states. “I’m interested in the long-term fights about trying to restore a sense of American greatness for all 320 million Americans.”
Sasse has stuck with his anti-Trump stance though other state party officials have fallen in line behind the presumptive nominee.
Kevin Thomas, KLIN, contributed to this article.