Nebraska’s Republican Senator, Ben Sasse, decided to take a moment Wednesday to slam the “miserable cheater” Houston Astros during the committee hearings assessing Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Sen. Sasse went on a roaring tangent during the proceedings to tear the Astros down as cheats.
“I’d like to talk about the Houston Astros who are miserable cheaters,” Sasse said at the outset.
“All baseball fans know the Houston Astros cheat. They steal signs. They bang on cans. They’ve done a whole bunch of miserable things historically,” Sasse continued as he warmed to the theme.
“They deserve to be punished, probably more than they have been,” he added.
Both Senators from the Lone Star State soon jumped in with a bit of bemused crosstalk, and Sasse joked that it was their prerogative if they wanted to “defend cheating.”
But even as his colleagues tried to interrupt because