GOP Sen. Bill Cassidy votes to convict Trump, faces immediate blowback from Louisiana Republicans

Seven Senate Republicans crossed the aisle Saturday and joined all 50 Democrats to vote to convict former President Donald Trump of having incited the riot at the Capitol building on Jan. 6. While nearly all of them were the usual anti-Trump suspects, one did raise a few eyebrows.

Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-LA) was the surprise vote for conviction, and he revealed afterward that he had voted that way because he was convinced that Trump was “guilty,” The Hill reported.

“He is guilty”

In voting to convict Trump, Cassidy was joined by GOP Sens. Richard Burr (NC), Susan Collins (ME), Lisa Murkowski (AK), Mitt Romney (UT), Ben Sasse (NE), and Pat Toomey (PA).

In a brief video statement posted on Twitter, Cassidy said, “Our Constitution and our country is more important than any one person. I voted to convict President Trump because he is guilty.”

Cassidy condemned, censured by state GOP

While the former president certainly has his detractors among conservatives and Republicans, Trump is still incredibly popular and beloved among the vast majority of the GOP base, and Cassidy’s apparent betrayal didn’t go over well.

The Associated Press reported that the Louisiana Republican Party immediately issued a statement of condemnation against Cassidy’s vote to convict, and soon followed that up with a unanimous vote from the executive committee to formally censure the senator for doing so.

“We condemn, in the strongest possible terms, the vote today by Sen. Cassidy to convict former President Trump. Fortunately, clearer heads prevailed and President Trump has been acquitted of the impeachment charge filed against him,” the state party posted on Twitter.

Later, the Louisiana GOP issued a statement that read: “The Executive Committee of the Republican Party of Louisiana has unanimously voted to censure Senator Bill Cassidy for his vote cast earlier today to convict former President Donald J. Trump on the impeachment charge.”

Making a statement

While the statement of condemnation certainly sends a clear message, in this case, that’s about all that frustrated Louisiana Republicans can do, for now.

Cassidy was just re-elected to another six-year term as a senator from Louisiana in the November elections, so it won’t be until 2026 that disgruntled party members will be able to challenge him in a primary — assuming, of course, that Cassidy doesn’t decide to retire and opt out of running for a third term between now and then.

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    1. Lol, what an idiot you must be. I really hope that your life under Biden gets really bad and I really hope you become a victim of an illegal alien otherwise fool, have a great day.

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  2. SO the RNC keeps emailing me wanting more money and for what no thank you.I am done with these snakes .Go cry on tv like mconnell

    1. I do not want to support this he republican parry with donations because I do not want my denotations to help mitt or the other six snakes. Mcconnell and the rest need to get out. I will send donation to help republican but for my state hope this does not be used to help the traitors. Vote them out and we can get back to work

  3. I really Pray that all the democrats that voted for Biden get big paybacks for their STUPIDITY!!! Eat our Patriots dust FOOLS…. Walk away from the party of commies, BLM , Antifa and liberal HOLLYWOOD🤮‼️‼️‼️‼️

  4. LET US HOPE ”’AMERICANS ”’ WILL BE SMARTER THE NEXT TIME WE HAVE ELECTION. NEVER VOTE FOR A RINO. THESE LIFERS ARE NOT IN CONGRESS TO HELP THE USA BUT FOR THEIR OWN GAIN ONLY.
    HOW CAN THEY VOTE AGAINST THEIR OWN PARTY??? REMEMBER THE NAMES AND NEVER VOTE FOR ANY OF THEM AGAIN..

  5. The 7 need to be replaced by there state. If that useless pelosi sets up a 9/11 commission it should show that she didn’t do her job as speaker of the house when the capital police chief requested help on the 4th she was probably behind the thing if the truth ever come out. Term limits need to go in to effect just like the president and executive orders need to be ban. Biden a joke also

  6. I pray the impeachment fun is redirected to
    Harris, Biden , ugly Palouse, and why not the rest of the Demonrats!!!
    Let’s turn the tables , the American people
    Are waiting to see the republican party get
    A spine and get rid of the slime trying to
    Ruin our country!!

  7. I can believe the ignorance of the Democratic Party .I have a harder time understanding Republicans doing the same thing.What happened to following the Constitution these people , all seem to have lost their minds. Their hate for Trump is definitely so strong they have lost their minds

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