Republican Senator Ben Sasse has more gasoline to fuel his longheld #NeverTrump status and he isn’t shying away from being blunt about it.
Donald Trump recently attacked the Indiana-born judge handling his Trump University fraud case as being unable to be fair to him because he is, according to Trump, a “Mexican,” because his parents came to America from Mexico.
On Monday, conservative Senator Sasse issued what he called a “Public Service Announcement” on Twitter, writing that “Saying someone can’t do a specific job because of his or her race is the literal definition of ‘racism.'”
Public Service Announcement:
Saying someone can't do a specific job because of his or her race is the literal definition of "racism."
— Ben Sasse (@BenSasse) June 6, 2016
Sasse’s name has been one of those tossed around as a potential Independent challenger to Trump/Hillary, however, he has repeatedly declined to enter the race, all the while hoping that someone else does.
On Sunday, respected constitutional attorney, decorated military veteran and National Review columnist David French announced that he would not be entering the race after much thought and prayer.
Sasse is not the only Republican to publicly condemn Trump’s racist rants. Former presidential candidate John Kasich called for Trump to apologize to Judge Gonzalo Curiel, tweeting that “Attacking judges based on their race &/or religion is another tactic that divides our country. More importantly, it is flat out wrong.”
It should be noted that Judge Curiel was previously a target for assassination by Mexican drug cartels.