LGBT State Senator Criticizes Sasse After He Slams China in Commencement Speech

In a commencement speech over the weekend, Nebraska Republican Senator called out China while lamenting the situation that the graduates are now faced with because of the Communist Party’s Coronavirus cover-up.

He offered his “congratulations to parents, teachers and coaches” while adding that “there’s really any meaningful distinction among those categories anymore at this point. If you’re a parent, you’re a teacher. Thanks a lot, China. We’re all teachers now.”

In an effort to inspire the students to action, he continued by saying that “It’s hit our state hard. It’s probably hit your family. It’s hit our whole country, and nobody knows exactly how we’re going to beat this thing. But you know what? We’re Americans. We’re Nebraskans. We’ve got grit, and we’re gonna beat this thing. We’re going to have to have a serious reckoning with the thugs in China who let this mess spiral out of control by lying about it.”

State Senator Megan Hunt, who describes herself as a “bi queen” and wants to “abolish ice” took exception to the speech and accused the Senator of “provoking division.” She said that he can “do whatever he wants because Nebraska voters never give him consequences.”

She later added that she feels he is “not the adult in the room that he desperately wishes to be, and pretty much everyone agrees on that.

Sasse spokesman James Wegmann called out the partisan response to the video. “Like he said in the video greeting, Ben’s proud of each of the graduates — and he believes their generation is tough enough to help lead us through the bumpy economic times ahead. It’s ridiculous that Chris Janicek and the Nebraska Democratic Party are complaining about Ben calling out China in a joke and are using it to fundraise,” Wegmann said.

“Ben’s said this for months, because it’s true: The Chinese Communist Party’s coronavirus coverup wasted time that could have contained the spread — those lies cost innocent lives in China and around the world. Pretending graduates are too fragile to hear the truth is silly,” he added.

Two months ago, Sasse, along with Wisconsin Congressman Mike Gallagher, called on Twitter to ban CCP officials from Twitter, saying, “It is clear that Chinese Communist Party officials are using Twitter to disseminate propaganda in the midst of a dangerous global crisis.”