Protestors To Be Banned From Ben Sasse Nomination Vote

( On November 1st, the University of Florida’s board of trustees intends to consider Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., as its next president.  Protesters will be prohibited from entering campus buildings at the University of Florida, Gainesville.

In a statement released on Monday, the university’s outgoing president, Ken Fuchs, said the institution would enforce a regulation that has been in place for the past two decades prohibiting protests inside campus buildings. Students who break the rules will be subject to disciplinary action under the school’s code of conduct.

The statement explained that The University of Florida [UF] is a place where people are able and encouraged to exchange opposing viewpoints through peaceful protest and supports the First Amendment right to free speech. They claim to be a community that affirms and embraces openness to an inclusive range of viewpoints. With this commitment comes a responsibility to uphold everyone in our community’s right to speak and be heard. Fuchs stated that he strongly encouraged exercising the right to free speech because the university holds that right sacred. It sets apart our wonderful nation from many others around the world.

According to reports, Sasse made his intention known to leave the Senate earlier this month. To fill Sasse’s vacant Senate seat, Nebraska Governor Peter Ricketts (R) will name a replacement.  Sasse’s potential successor will hold office until 2025, which could mean that both Nebraska Senate seats will be up for reelection in 2024.

Reports show Sasse voted to impeach President Trump, helped establish the January 6 Commission and has voted with Sen. Mitch McConnell 85% of the time (R-KY).

The Center for Effective Lawmaking ranks Sasse as one of the least effective senators.

It is better to have Sasse at the University of Florida’s campus, where it is much easier to get rid of him than in Congress.