Today, after President Joe Biden announced new, constitutionally dubious executive orders and said that "if governors won't help us beat the pandemic, I'll use my power as president to get them out of the way," U.S. Senator Ben Sasse issued the following statement:

"President Biden is so desperate to distract from his shameful, incompetent Afghanistan exit that he is saying crazy things and pushing constitutionally flawed executive orders. This is a cynical attempt to pick a fight and distract from the President's morally disgraceful decision to leave Americans behind Taliban lines on the 20th anniversary of 9/11. This isn't how you beat COVID, but it is how you run a distraction campaign -- it's gross and the American people shouldn’t fall for it.”