Ben Sasse and the rest of the GOP elite claim Trump is a menace who must be stopped “on principle.” Sasse and others have criticized Trump for not disavowing racists quickly enough (even though Trump disavowed racists repeatedly).
Sasse has a bigger problem – he supported a pedophile.
Some suspect he used his position of authority to enable abuse.
Ben Sasse was in charge of supervising underage boys, who were later abused by members of Congress.
Ben Sasse was a tutor in the Congressional page program from 1996 to 1998. The Congressional page program brings underage boys to Congress to run errands for Congressmen. These young boys would run errands for Congressmen, and often sexual relationships would develop between the underage boys and members of Congress.
Pedophiles like Dennis Hastert fought earlier efforts to close down the page program:
On October 2, 2006, Representative Ray LaHood (R-IL) called for the page program to be temporarily suspended. He stated that “this is a flawed program. The fact that a member of Congress is sending e-mails to a page and that he can get away with it [shows that] obviously there are problems.” Two more Representatives, Jon Porter (R-NV) and Kay Granger (R-TX) also supported LaHood’s recommendation to suspend the page program until an outside team could evaluate its security protocol. Dennis Hastert announced on October 5, 2006 that he was launching an investigation to evaluate and make improvements to the page program.
Many suspected that the page program served as nothing more than a sex trafficking ring bringing pedophiles like Dennis Hastert naive young targets year after year.
Republican House leader Dennis Hastert was a lifelong pedophile.
Republican insider Dennis Hastert served in Congress from 1987 to 2007. Before being elected to Congress, Hastert was a high school teacher and wrestling coach. He used his position of authority over young boys to molest them, and was later convicted to money laundering offenses related to his crime.
Hastert had too many victims to track, as most remained silent due to Hastert’s GOP power and influence:
Hastert also ran an Explorers group of which Steve Reinboldt was a member, and led the group on a diving trip to the Bahamas. In the interview, Burdge stated that in 1979 (eight years after Steve’s high school graduation in 1971), her brother had told her that he had been sexually abused by Hastert throughout his four years of high school. Burdge said that she was “stunned” by this news and that her brother said that he had never told anyone before, because he did not think he would be believed. Jolene said that Hastert “damaged Steve I think more than any of us will ever know.”
Sasse has never disavowed Hastert, despite claiming that refusing to disavow is an admission of support.
Sasse has played the game for years, and is as much of an Washington insider as you’ll find. Sasse claims to oppose Trump because Trump did now disavow the KKK quickly enough. (That’s a lie, as I explained here.)
To this day, Sasse, who would have had contact with Hastert during his time running the Congressional page program, has not disavowed Hastert.
Tom Delay of #NeverTrump supports Dennis Hastert.
One of Sasse’s supporters, Tom Delay, recently defended Hastert in court. Writing a letter to the judge asking for leniency, Delay wrote, “Hastert doesn’t deserve what he is going through.”
Tom Delay, who again is part of Sasse’s base of support, wrote a letter to a judge saying an admitted pedophile “doesn’t deserve what he is going through.”
Criminal defense lawyer Mirriam Seddiq was shocked, asking, “What sort of lawyer lets a letter like that get through.”
Speaker of the House Paul Ryan took hush money from pedophile Hastert for years.
Paul Ryan, who holds Hastert’s old job as Speaker of the House, is another active voice in #NeverTrump. A Sasse supporter, Ryan received hush money from pedophile Hastert for years. Ryan is not giving the money back.
New House Speaker Paul Ryan was quick to remove the portrait of disgraced lawmaker Dennis Hastert from the speaker’s lobby outside the U.S. House of Representatives floor. But Ryan won’t be unloading nine donations he received from Hastert over the years.
From 1998 to 2012, Hastert gave $25,500 to Ryan’s campaign fund through his leadership fund, Keep Our Majority PAC, records show.
Ben Sasse and #NeverTrump has a pedophile problem.
All evidence and experience shows that pedophiles do not stop. Hastert has confessed to molesting multiple boys as a high school teacher. He was and is a child molester, and no doubt abuse congressional pages under Sasse’s watch.
Some may call that harsh, to which I reply: Where are the disavowals?
Sasse has refused to say a harsh word about pedophile Dennis Hastert. Meanwhile Tom Delay of #NeverTrump has said, “Dennis Hastert does not deserve what he is going through,” and Speaker Paul Ryan took hush money from Hastert for years.
If Sasse and the rest of #NeverTrump are going to demand that Trump disavow what his claimed supporters do, then it’s time to take a stand.
One might wonder if there’s a reason Sasse is being careful. He did work among underage boys himself. He ran the page program under Hastert’s watchful eye.
What did Sasse know and when did he know it?