Ben Sasse Reassures America We're Not Going To War In Venezuela

Senate Judiciary Committee member Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb. listens on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, July 12, 2017, during the committee's confirmation hearing for FBI Director nominee Christopher Wray. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Senator Ben Sasse issued a statement following Donald Trump’s suggestion that the United States would use military in Venezuela to solves its problems, and as you might expect of the Nebraska Senator, he decided that being rational was the best option.


U.S. Senator Ben Sasse, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, issued the following statement regarding the President’s comments on a “possible military option” in Venezuela.

“No. Congress obviously isn’t authorizing war in Venezuela. Nicolas Maduro is a horrible human being, but Congress doesn’t vote to spill Nebraskans’ blood based on who the Executive lashes out at today.”

And, of course, Sasse is absolutely correct here.

Nicolas Maduro is a horrible human being, and Venezuela is all kinds of @#$%ed up right now. However, that doesn’t mean the United States needs to go in and “fix” it with a military solution. That is the opposite of a good, rational idea. It is a bad idea, and it is a nonsensical one.

Kudos to Sasse for being one of the few remaining adults in Washington D.C., when it seems everyone else is losing their minds. It’s nice to have some frank, level-headed discussion rather than talking points and posturing. Good on the Nebraska Senator.


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