‘That’s a STINGER!’ Ben Sasse goes OFF on Trump for those awful due process comments

As Twitchy told you, during that absolute disaster of a meeting on gun control at the White House, Donald Trump suggested a grab-guns-and-ask-questions-later approach to addressing the problem of gun violence:

Trump on eliminating potential danger: “I like taking the guns early.. take the guns first, go through due process second” pic.twitter.com/g8tEK7eKkf

— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) February 28, 2018

Even some of Trump’s most ardent defenders are calling him out for that. Wonder if they ever thought they’d find common ground with GOP Sen. Ben Sasse, a reliable critic of Trump who’s spoken out against the president’s other decidedly non-(or anti-)conservative positions and policies. This afternoon, Sasse didn’t mince words in his denunciation of Trump’s blatantly unconstitutional proposal:

, @SenSasse rips Trump meeting: “Strong leaders don’t automatically agree with the last thing that was said to them. We have the Second Amendment and due process of law for a reason.”

— Benjy Sarlin (@BenjySarlin) February 28, 2018

Sen. Sasse: “We’re not ditching any Constitutional protections simply because the last person the President talked to today doesn’t like them.”

— Burgess Everett (@burgessev) February 28, 2018

GOP Sen. Sasse whacks Trump over guns: “Strong leaders don’t automatically agree with the last thing that was said to them… We’re not ditching any Constitutional protections simply because the last person the president talked to today doesn’t like them.”

— Manu Raju (@mkraju) February 28, 2018

this @BenSasse statement on the White House meeting on guns is an on the record, profanity-free version of what many GOP aides have been e-mailing/texting in the last few hours: pic.twitter.com/g2r5RnltVV

— Phil Mattingly (@Phil_Mattingly) February 28, 2018

That’s gonna leave a mark. And it should.

Yup. https://t.co/iinSeKOshU

— David French (@DavidAFrench) February 28, 2018

+1 pic.twitter.com/SO0OuNES8I

— Charles C. W. Cooke (@charlescwcooke) February 28, 2018

Senator Ben Sasse: “We have the Second Amendment and due process of law for a reason. We’re not ditching any Constitutional protections simply because the last person the President talked to today doesn’t like them.”

Amen.

— (((AG))) (@AG_Conservative) February 28, 2018

🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 https://t.co/jbHntLNIAV

— Matthew DesOrmeaux ⚜ (@authoridad) February 28, 2018

pic.twitter.com/WpkKkurgV3

— Michael Peroff (@michaelperoff) February 28, 2018

That’s a stinger! https://t.co/TXtNGod1ze

— Persnickety (@Dawnsfire) February 28, 2018

Trump’s already shot himself in the foot once today. If he wants to make it out of this mess alive, he’s gonna need to do a 180 and stay there.

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