Senator Ben Sasse Resigns

Nebraska’s governor will appoint his replacement.

Senator Ben Sasse of Nebraska formally resigned on Sunday. He will become the president of the University of Florida beginning February 6. The former senator, who has served in Congress’ upper chamber since 2015, had previously been the president of Midland University in Fremont, Nebraska. He also served as Assistant Secretary of Health and Human Services for Planning and Evaluation during President George W. Bush’s administration.

Mr. Sasse stated, “Thrilled to join Gator Nation in February—very excited about the work ahead. Melissa and I have had the great honor of serving Nebraskans in the Senate these 8 years.” He won reelection to the Senate in 2020. 

A Senate replacement for Sasse will be named by Nebraska Governor Jim Pillen. 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For wisdom for Governor Pillen as he considers his options to replace Ben Sasse.
  • For former Senator Sasse as he returns to leadership in academia.
  • For God’s purposes to be accomplished through the actions of the Senate.

Sources: Townhall, The Hill


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