Sasse: AL Sen Race ‘Crappy,’ Roy Moore the ‘New Kind of Identity Politics’ of ‘White Backlash Grievance’

This week on Jonah Goldberg’s podcast “The Remnant,” Sen. Ben Sasse (R-NE) said Alabama Republican U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore represented “a new kind of identity politics, which he described as a “white backlash grievance.”

Sasse said, “It feels like the Republican candidate in Alabama is also, you know, not persuasive to lots of national politicians, but they just want the important stuff to be — to be power and politics. We don’t know how to talk about what limited government and universal human dignity are about. And so I think we’re getting a new kind of identity politics — of kind of, white backlash grievance, which isn’t surprising that the right would echo the left. It isn’t surprising if you don’t have principles — and it feels like these parties don’t have a lot of principles. And the Alabama Senate race looks just that crappy to me.”

He added, “You can’t have people running for office— I don’t know the particulars of what Moore has said. But as it’s been reported, you can’t have people running for office saying that being a Muslim would be a disqualification for being in Congress. The Constitution is pretty dang clear about not having a religious litmus test.”

(h/t The Hill)

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