Sasse on Trump’s Venezuela remarks: ‘No’

Republican Sen. Ben Sasse issued a blunt and dismissive statement Friday night knocking down President Donald Trump’s suggestion that the United States is considering military action against Venezuela.

“No,” said the Nebraska senator. “Congress obviously isn’t authorizing war in Venezuela.”

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is a “horrible human being,” Sasse added, “but Congress doesn’t vote to spill Nebraskans’ blood based on who the executive lashes out at today.”

The rebuke from Sasse, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, comes amid…