Tea Party Turns on ‘Megalomaniac Strongman’ Donald Trump

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By Betsy WoodruffThe Daily Beast, SouthFloridaReporter.com, Dec. 10, 2015 – A blatantly unconstitutional proposal to ban Muslims from entering the U.S. was a bridge too far for many members of the Tea Party in Congress.

The Tea Party’s infatuation with Donald Trump may be over.

Now, “may” is the operative word, since rumors of Trump’s demise, as you might have noticed, have been a touch overstated. But the Republican presidential frontrunner’s recent call for a moratorium on Muslim immigration has put him at odds with some of the most conservative people on the right—including congressional Tea Party darlings.

Sen. Ben Sasse, a Tea Party favorite who won support from Sarah Palin and Ted Cruz in his Republican primary campaign in Nebraska, took to the Senate floor Tuesday to criticize the mogul.

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