Republican Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse had harsh words for President Donald Trump Wednesday after he called for the confiscation of guns without due process.
“Take the guns first, go through due process second,” Trump said at a gun control meeting Wednesday. The call induced rage in his base, and Sasse was similarly frustrated.
“Strong leaders don’t automatically agree with the last thing that was said to them. We have the Second Amendment and due process of law for a reason,” Sasse said in a statement. “We’re not ditching any Constitutional protections simply because the last person the president talked to today doesn’t like them.”
Trump’s comments were particularly surprising given their context, spoken just after Vice President Mike Pence called for lawmakers to remember gun owners’ due process rights.
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