(CBrief) – Former President Donald Trump is celebrating the reported pending retirement of one of his Republican detractors in the Senate.

“Great news for the United States Senate, and our Country itself. Liddle’ Ben Sasse, the lightweight Senator from the great State of Nebraska, will be resigning,” he said on his Truth Social account.

“If he knew he was going to resign so early in his term, why did he run in the first place? But it’s still great news! The University of Florida will soon regret their decision to hire him as their President….” he said.

“We have enough weak and ineffective RINOs in our midst. I look forward to working with the terrific Republican Party of Nebraska to get a REAL Senator to represent the incredible People of that State, not another Fake RINO!” he said.

The senator did vote to impeach the former president during his first impeachment trial and during a campaign call with constituents in October 2020 he shredded him.

“The way he kisses dictators’ butts. I mean, the way he ignores the Uighurs, our literal concentration camps in Xinjiang. Right now, he hasn’t lifted a finger on behalf of the Hong-Kongers,” the senator said, The Washington Post reported.

“The United States now regularly sells out our allies under his leadership, the way he treats women, spends like a drunken sailor,” he said. “The ways I criticize President Obama for that kind of spending; I’ve criticized President Trump for as well. He mocks evangelicals behind closed doors. His family has treated the presidency like a business opportunity. He’s flirted with white supremacists.”

On Thursday Politico reported that Sen. Ben Sasse of Nebraska, who is not known to be a huge supporter of former President Donald Trump, will accept a job as a president of the University of Florida in the near future.

“The Nebraska governor would then appoint a replacement for Sasse under state law. The second-term Sasse made a name for himself as a consistent Trump critic in Congress as well as a reliable conservative vote,” Politico reported.

In May, Trump criticized Sasse and said it was a mistake to endorse him. “He’s bad news, Ben Sasse,” Trump said during a tele-rally. “He begged for my endorsement, the day after he started hitting me and we hit much harder than he knows how to hit.”

Most recently, Sasse was part of a group of Republican and Democrat senators who reached an agreement on reforms to the Electoral Count Act.

It was announced on Wednesday that the group has agreed on reforms on the 1887 law that governs how Electoral College votes are counted, which came under scrutiny after the 2020 presidential election, NPR reported.

The group was led by Republican Maine Sen. Susan Collins and Democrat West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin, a press release from the senators said.

Included in the group were Republican Sens. Sasse, Rob Portman, Mitt Romney, Lisa Murkowski, Thom Tillis, Shelley Moore Capito, Todd Young, and Lindsey Graham, along with Democrat Sens. Kyrsten Sinema, Jeanne Shaheen, Mark Warner, Chris Murphy, Ben Cardin and Chris Coons.

“From the beginning, our bipartisan group has shared a vision of drafting legislation to fix the flaws of the archaic and ambiguous Electoral Count Act of 1887,” they said. “Through numerous meetings and debates among our colleagues as well as conversations with a wide variety of election experts and legal scholars, we have developed legislation that establishes clear guidelines for our system of certifying and counting electoral votes for President and Vice President. We urge our colleagues in both parties to support these simple, commonsense reforms.”

The senators said they had taken ideas from state legislatures and “an ideologically diverse group of election experts and legal scholars, including the American Law Institute. Rules Committee Chairwoman Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Ranking Member Roy Blunt (R-MO) also provided helpful insight,” they said.

“Debates over the political ‘rules of the game’ can be fraught with suspicion and jockeying for advantage. When these rules change, there must be buy-in from both parties to maintain trust in the system,” Executive Director of the Democracy Program at the Bipartisan Policy Center Matthew Weil said. “This bipartisan Senate framework is a critical step for shoring up ambiguities in the Electoral Count Act. These senators, especially Sens. Manchin and Collins, should be commended for finding common ground on a matter that is so foundational to our democracy: faith in the system that selects our leaders.”

“We are impressed with the draft Electoral Count Act reform legislation developed by a bipartisan Senate working group, including Senators Collins, Manchin, Romney, and Murphy,” Bob Bauer and Jack Goldsmith, who serve as the co-chairs of the Presidential Reform Project, said.

“Our work on these reform issues, which has included co-chairing a group of experts convened by the American Law Institute (ALI), has convinced us that major improvements in the current law are both urgent and achievable. We believe the legislation as proposed will help curtail threats to future presidential elections that would erode the foundational democratic principles of our country. It merits broad support,” they added.

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