Here was the release from the Nebraska Democratic Party chair Jane Kleeb after Friday's vote:
Part of our democracy died today. Senators who voted against witnesses are -- plain and simple -- cowards. That includes Sens. Ben Sasse and Deb Fischer. They turned a blind eye to the facts and chose party over country. It’s pathetic and horrifying.
Sens. Sasse and Fischer are engaged in a full-on coverup while President Trump looks to get away with asking foreign interests to meddle in our elections. Gone are the days Sen. Sasse can give his endless speeches on transparency and the Constitution, he literally is now the living title of his latest book, a vanishing adult.
Nebraskans, as reflected in Trump’s approval rating dropping 22 points over the last few years, do not take kindly to corruption and hateful language. The Democratic Party is focused on talking with rural and urban voters to make the case it is time to break up the status quo that protects a president engaged in a cover-up.
Sen. Sasse issued a statement shortly thereafter:
The Senate’s constitutional duty is not to launch an open-ended, months-long, partisan investigation, just nine months before Election Day. The Senate’s duty is to carefully consider the case presented. After reviewing the testimony of more than a dozen witnesses, watching 192 video clips, and reviewing more than 28,000 pages of evidence, it’s time to start voting.