"We're rewarding Putin with a summit?" said Senator Ben Sasse, who called the Russian president "a gangster who fears his own people."
Both guards admitted to falsifying records about their work the night that Epstein died. However, they'll avoid jail time due to their cooperation with a Justice Department investigation.
Donald Trump has called on Republicans to put their differences aside ahead of the 2022 election cycle if they are to beat Democrats.
"There are a lot of really good people involved in party activism. But I don't think they're at all representative of regular Nebraskans," the Republican senator said.
"I don't think we should bundle together the hundreds of violent mob rioters of January 6 and the 74 million Trump supporters," the GOP senator said.
Some of the Republican senators who voted to convict former President Donald Trump at his impeachment trial faced censure from local GOP groups in their states.
Susan Collins of Maine said Trump created a "dangerous situation" and put his "selfish interest" over the interests of the country.
Some Republicans are calling for the GOP senator, who doesn't plan to run in 2022, to be formally censured.
The Maine Republican senator said the former president had subordinated "the interests of the country to his own selfish interests."
Senators Susan Collins, Mitt Romney, Lisa Murkowski, Ben Sasse, Patrick Toomey, Bill Cassidy and Richard Burr joined all of their Democratic colleagues to vote for a conviction on Saturday.
"Our currency tells the story of our nation, and it is long past due for Ms. Tubman's part of that story to be told," a bipartisan duo of U.S. Senators wrote in a letter to Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen.
"I still believe, as you used to, that politics isn't about the weird worship of one dude," Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) said while addressing efforts to punish Republicans who dare speak against former President Donald Trump in a video to Nebraska GOP officials on Thursday.
Sasse was one of just five Republican senators to vote with Democrats to affirm that Trump's pending impeachment trial is constitutional.
Former Trump administration officials have publicly said the president plans to run again in 2024.
Senators Mitt Romney, Susan Collins, Lisa Murkowski, Ben Sasse and Patrick Toomey joined their Democratic counterparts in voting to table a motion to dismiss former President Donald Trump's impeachment trial.
"The GOP must reject conspiracy theories or be consumed by them," the Nebraska Republican senator wrote in an opinion piece published by The Atlantic on Saturday.
"The House, if they come together and have a process, I will definitely consider whatever articles they might move, because as I told you I believe the president has disregarded his oath of office," the senator said.
"American who cares about the rule of law should take comfort that the Supreme Court — including all three of President Trump's picks — closed the book on the nonsense," he said.
"It looks like a fella begging for a pardon filed a PR stunt rather than a lawsuit," the Republican lawmaker said.
Mitt Romney, Susan Collins and Ben Sasse have been outspoken about Trump's challenges to the election results, while most other Republican senators have not.
The senators for Utah and Nebraska join a growing list of GOP figures who have accepted Joe Biden's election victory.
The lawmaker criticized the Justice Department for concluding that a former labor secretary used "poor judgment" in granting accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein a plea deal in 2008.
"I'm not just running against Joe Biden," Trump said. "I'm running against the left-wing mob and the left-wing media, the big tech giants, and I'm also running against the RINOs."
The Texas Republican described his initial relationship with Trump as "maybe like a lot of women who get married and think they're going to change their spouse."
President Donald Trump called Nebraska Senator Ben Sasse the "least effective" Republican in the Senate and said he presents a "liability to the Republican Party."
A growing list of prominent Republicans have offered criticism of the president as he fights for re-election.
The Nebraska senator was responding to a question about why he frequently criticizes President Donald Trump.
"Aren't you in fact counting on Justice Barrett to—to either end or restrict Roe v. Wade, and wouldn't you be terribly disappointed if she failed to do that?" Chris Wallace asked Senator Ben Sasse.
The president criticized Nebraska Senator Ben Sasse on Twitter Monday morning, two days after the state lawmaker spoke out against Trump's pandemic relief orders.
"President Trump does not have the power to unilaterally rewrite the payroll tax law," GOP Senator Ben Sasse said.