GOP senator calls book labeling him among Trump's enemies 'pretty warped'

GOP senator calls book labeling him among Trump's enemies 'pretty warped'

Sen. Ben SasseBen SasseSasse calls China's Xi a 'coward' after Apple Daily arrest Defunct newspaper's senior editor arrested in Hong Kong Murkowski: Trump has 'threatened to do a lot' to those who stand up to him MORE (R-Neb.) on Sunday responded to a new book from two former Trump advisers that labeled him and other GOP senators as "enemies of the president," saying he believes most Americans believe that level of criticism is "weird."

"Republics aren’t healthy when people use words like treason about policy debates. That’s a pretty messed up worldview," Sasse said on "Fox News Sunday."

Sasse was asked about a new book from former Trump campaign advisers Corey LewandowskiCorey LewandowskiTrump super PAC promoting Susan Wright ahead of Texas House runoff Pentagon chief to restore advisory panels after purge of Trump loyalists Trump denies fighting with Pence for hiring Lewandowski MORE and David Bossie titled "Trump's Enemies." The two men accuse Republicans like Sasse, Sen. Jeff FlakeJeffrey (Jeff) Lane FlakeBiden nominates former Sen. Tom Udall as New Zealand ambassador Biden to nominate Jane Hartley as UK ambassador: report The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Goldman Sachs - Voting rights will be on '22, '24 ballots MORE (R-Ariz.) and Sen. Bob CorkerRobert (Bob) Phillips CorkerCheney set to be face of anti-Trump GOP How leaving Afghanistan cancels our post-9/11 use of force The unflappable Liz Cheney: Why Trump Republicans have struggled to crush her  MORE (R-Tenn.) of undermining the president. All three men have frequently criticized Trump.


"I haven’t seen their book yet… but language about enemies and treason about policies and politics is pretty warped, and I think most Americans think it's weird," said Sasse, who was on the show to discuss a book of his own about political tribalism.

Lewandowski and Bossie appeared on "Fox News Sunday" after Sasse's remote interview, and defended the premise of their book.

"I respect Sen. Sasse, but what he has to acknowledge is that the attacks this president has faced since the day he won the election in November of 2016 have been unprecedented," Lewandowski said.

The one-time Trump campaign manager blamed the media, "establishment" Republicans and the intelligence community for working against the president's agenda.