This sounds plausible to me. I think the big question is whether it's possible for non-Trump Republicans to take back the party at the county and state level where QAnon supporters, Proud Boy sympathizers, and armed right wing "militia" types have basically taken it over.
IOW, I think an anti-Trump Sasse might be in for quite a fight with the Nebraska GOP when the time comes for him to win a primary. Back in the old days he could count on an establishment to have his back. That may no longer be the case.
But now the Texas GOP is run by Allen West. The Oregon GOP invites Candace Owens and Roger Stone to address their meetings. These are just two out of many states where an anti-Trump candidate for statewide office is going to face serious headwind in a primary.
Consider what happened to Mark Sanford in SC, Jeff Sessions in AL, or Scott Tipton in CO. The Tea Party takedown of Eric Cantor in 2014 was a precursor to this dynamic. I don't think it's at all clear that people like Sasse can hold the GOP back from going off the far right edge.
I mean, it's hardly like Sessions or Sanford were moderates. Their only sin was getting on Trump's bad side. And these were people Republicans in their state had been voting for FOR DECADES.

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