He never favored Trump. He refused to vote for Trump.
Now, United States Sen. Ben Sasse finds himself in the Republican majority led by President Donald Trump.
Sasse says he has simply gone about his work as usual since the president he never wanted got elected.
“I have lots of interaction with the Trump Administration in many different ways,” Sasse tells Nebraska Radio Network. “I don’t have a tone of interaction with the president, but I interact with the vice president a lot. I interact with the White House counsel’s office, with the president’s economic advisors.”
Sasse says most of those talks have been in private. Some disputes have become public as when Sasse expressed worries about Trump’s stance on trade.
Sasse insists that while he is conservative, he isn’t partisan. He says he doesn’t allow politics to interfere with relationships and with regard to the Trump Administration, he simply takes it issue-by-issue.
Has he been adversely affected by his opposition during the campaign?
“No. I engage the White House and the senior agencies and the cabinet officials on a regular basis and I’ve seen no adverse effects.”
AUDIO: Brent Martin reports [:45]