‘Listen Up, Jackwagon’: Ben Sasse Tries To Lecture Democrats On Civics During Barrett Hearing

‘Listen Up, Jackwagon’: Ben Sasse Tries To Lecture Democrats On Civics During Barrett Hearing


Republican Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse kicked off his portion of Monday’s Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearings by describing what he called a “distinction between civics and politics.”

The late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg was confirmed 96-3 in 1993, and fellow late Justice Antonin Scalia enjoyed a 98-0 confirmation vote in 1986. Sasse referred to that history on Monday as he listed things he thought both parties should be able to agree on. “I think some of what happened between then and now is we decided to forget what civics are and allow politics to swallow everything,” Sasse said. “So if I can start I would like to remind us of the distinction between civics and politics.”

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Sasse described civics as “the stuff we’re all supposed to agree on regardless of our policy view differences.”

“Civics is another way we talk about the rules of the road,” he continued. “Civics 101 is the stuff like Congress writes laws, the executive branch enforces laws, courts apply them. None of that stuff should be different if you are a Republican or a Democrat or a libertarian or a green party member. This is basic civics.”

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