- Dec 20, 2009
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- Political Leaning
Gonna be a lot more of this in the next few months.
In two separate articles this week, conservative website Breitbart falsely attacked Nebraska Republican Senator Ben Sasse for supporting a Democrat-backed gun control bill that Sasse actually publicly opposes. "[Pennsylvania Senator Pat Toomey] was joined by Senator Ben Sasse (R-NE), who also filibustered with the Democrats,” Breitbart’s AWR Hawkins reported. Hawkins also hit Sasse again in a second article. “Weak Republicans like Sen. Ben Sasse (R-NE) are quick to stand with the Democrats in this endeavor — even going so far as to take part in their June 15 filibuster for gun control,” he wrote.
It is true that Sasse participated in the filibuster in the absolutely broadest of terms, but he certainly didn’t “filibuster” or “stand with the Democrats.” Instead he came to the Senate floor to ask the filibusterers a question, one that made it clear he didn’t support the bill...
Perusing Breitbart’s earlier coverage of Sasse, he used to be something of a darling to the site. Mysteriously, their opinion of Sasse shifted drastically after he announced that he would never vote for Donald Trump. Ironically, the gun control measure that Breitbart incorrectly tears into Sasse for supporting actually is supported by Trump.