GOP Sen. Sasse Reportedly to Announce his Intent to ‘Resign’; University of Florida Selects Sasse to be its Next President

[Image: Republican U.S. Sen. Ben Sasse of Nebraska -- YouTube video screenshot.]

The University of Florida said Thursday it has zeroed in on a national political figure to be its next president: Republican U.S. Sen. Ben Sasse of Nebraska and reportedly will announce his intent to resign.

KFAB reporter Ian Swanson said the process of Sasse resigning from the Senate “could take a bit,” adding, “The announcements are expected ‘imminently.'”

“I want to be clear here: this is a process that will take time, so the resignation will not take effect today. The process will be announced today, and I am told to expect the resignation to actually be made official in December,” Swanson said in a tweet Thursday.

Politico reports: “The Nebraska governor would then appoint a replacement for Sasse under state law. The second-term Sasse made a name for himself as a consistent Trump critic in Congress as well as a reliable conservative vote”.

Sasse is scheduled to visit the Gainesville campus on Monday to meet with students, faculty and community members, who are invited to submit questions in advance and feedback afterwards. He will return Nov. 1 to be interviewed by the university’s board of trustees, The Tampa Bay Times reported.

If approved by the trustees, Sasse would become UF’s 13th president, replacing Kent Fuchs, who announced in January he will step down to take a faculty position after a successor is chosen.

Meanwhile, former law clerk for Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch, Mike Davis, wondered if “Democrats and RINOs” are “going to lower” their “flags to half-staff” upon Senator Sasse’s resignation?