GOP Sen. Ben Sasse suddenly dropped his habit of criticizing the president. Trump just showed why.

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    Written by Cody Fenwick September 11, 2019

    Republican Sen. Ben Sasse of Nebraska was once a prominent critic of President Donald Trump from with his own party, using his national platform to criticize the GOP figurehead both before his 2016 election and after.

    As late as 2018, Sasse was bemoaning the state of the GOP, saying he thinks about abandoning his Republican Party membership every morning.

    And while his fellow anti-Trump Republican Rep. Justin Amash (MN) has come out forcefully to argue that the Mueller report provides grounds for the president’s impeachment (and has since become an independent), Sasse has been notably absent on the issue.

    So what happened? On Tuesday night, it all became pretty plain when Trump endorsed the Nebraska senator in his re-election bid:

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