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Wed Feb 24, 2021, 01:17 AM

Omaha-area Republicans fall short in effort to censure Sasse

Source: Omaha World Herald

By Aaron Sanderford

Republicans in Nebraska’s most populous and competitive political county fell short Tuesday on censuring U.S. Sen. Ben Sasse for his criticisms and votes against former President Donald Trump.

The effort by the Douglas County Republican Party to censure Sasse failed because of a technicality when a handful of the party’s central committee members left Tuesday’s meeting early. It looked like a strategic step by opponents of the measure, which angered several people in the crowd who were there to support Trump and rebuke Sasse.

The county GOP fell three people short of the quorum needed to vote on the resolution. Party organizers then made a last-ditch effort to add people to the central committee from the crowd to replace those who left. But each time they added someone to the central committee, the number needed for quorum climbed.

More than 50 central committee members who stayed voted to support a "sense of the resolution" rebuking Sasse, which means the majority of the people remaining backed a formal censure.



This is the Douglas County Republicans' proposal to censure Sen. Ben Sasse.

Proposed Sasse censure


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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Feb 24, 2021, 01:34 AM

1. Hooray for Ben Sasse! Interesting info. in the article:

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Robyn Cafasso, a committee member who supported censuring Sasse, said she was madder that Sasse insulted Republicans activists than his decision to buck the president.

“He does not have a right to get on national TV and make a mockery of us and our state,” she said.

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The measure almost died before the meeting began when the original sponsor, whose name was not provided, asked that the measure be pulled. But party members revived it on the floor.

One of the people who spoke against the resolution, Tim Heller told the crowd that censuring Sasse for disagreeing with the former president would make it harder to recruit GOP candidates.

Sasse was just re-elected to a second six-year term in 2020, earning more votes statewide and locally than Trump.

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Wed Feb 24, 2021, 02:39 AM

2. I despise willful ignorance and the GQP is chock full of it. That's what it is.

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Wed Feb 24, 2021, 09:14 AM

3. "But each time they added someone to the central committee, the number needed for quorum climbed."

LOL, the mysteries of math.


"We're short of quorum again!"

"OK, try adding two more people to the committee. Why does this keep happening???"

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