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Report: Sasse Turns Down Heritage Foundation's Proposal to be President

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By    |   Tuesday, 01 Aug 2017 07:48 PM

Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., swatted down overtures from The Heritage Foundation to serve as its president, Politico reported Tuesday.

Sasse, 45, has angered many Republicans with his consistent criticism of the president, so being approached by the conservative think tank could be an indication the group might be thinking twice about supporting Donald Trump, Politico indicated.

"The entreaties are one sign that Heritage may be looking to change course after the May ouster of its former president, Jim DeMint," wrote Politico. "The organization's interest in Sasse — sources say board members have been persistent to the point of irritating the senator — indicates that it is looking for a reset."

DeMint's ouster came after a dispute with board members about the direction of the think tank, with some saying he made the organization too bombastic and political.

A spokesman for Sasse told Politico the senator plans to stay put.

"If you ask me if he'll consider an offer to be the Huskers' offensive coordinator, I'll dodge. But the answer to these Heritage rumors is simple: Nope," said James Wegmann.

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