I'm taking a break from the regular weekly blog post this week but didn't want to leave you empty-handed. Senator Ben Sasse--one of the few elected officials in Washington actually saying things worth listening to these days--made headlines with his scathing critique of the Senate's unwillingness to perform its Constitutional duties during the Brett Kavanaugh Supreme Court hearings. If you haven't heard it, do yourself a favor and check out the video below:
Then, earlier this week, Sasse again made headlines. When Jake Tapper asked "Why stay a Republican, why not be an Independent," Sasse responded, "I probably think about it every morning when I get up." An admission that he followed with a scathing review of the GOP.
Sasse represents a truly independent voice in the party. He represents the "outsider" and the "swamp-drainer" that we desperately need over those who are just playing the part. He's introduced legislation for draining the swamps that would actually accomplish something beyond empty promises.
With both parties broken, it can be difficult for a conservative to know what to do next. Some have left the party, some have stayed. Some believe the party has lost its way and are working towards its restoration, some are satisfied with the legislative victories under President Trump.
Senator Sasse represents a curious mixture of all of the above. Here's hoping for a brighter future where the way forward for conservatism isn't quite so murky.