A Republican senator helped his constituents get around this weekend by moonlighting as a driver for the ride-sharing service Uber.
In a series of tweets, Ben Sasse of Nebraska explained his decision to get behind the wheel by saying he works "alongside and for" the people of the Cornhusker state.
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Sasse says the money he earned is going to charity. As a senator, he's not allowed to make any money outside his congressional service.
Sasse worked late Saturday night and found that at least a few of his fares had been partying a little too much.
He quipped, "if you throw up in an Uber, the surcharge can be substantial." But the risk has rewards. He says it's a "market incentive to get drivers to agree to" Saturday night shifts.