Senator Ben Sasse Resigns From The Senate To Return To Academia

Before he ran for the senate, Sasse led Midland University. He now prepares to step back into academia as president of the University of Florida.

On Sunday, a Republican senator officially resigned from the Senate.

Senator Ben Sasse submitted his resignation last month announcing his departure would be conducted on January 8th after two years into his second term.

Before he ran for the senate, Sasse led Midland University. He now prepares to step back into academia as president of the University of Florida.

In the senators farewell statement he criticized the body saying “this institution doesn’t work very well right now.”

Sasse’s departure opens up the seat to an appointment by Nebraska Governor, Republican Jim Pillen.