Senator Bill Cassidy (R-La.) Said Sunday that he would not vote for Donald Trump if he ran for president again in 2024.
During an interview with Axios co-founder Mike Allen, Cassidy said he does not know if Trump will run in 2024, but disputed the assumption that the former president would win the GOP nomination if he did.
“President Trump is the first president – at least on the Republican side – to lose the House, the Senate and the presidency in four years. Elections are about winning, ”he said.
“If you want to win the presidency – and hopefully that’s what voters think – I think he might [not win the nomination], “he added.
Allen noted that it was “clear that you are not voting for him.”
“I’m not,” Cassidy said.
This is not the first time the Louisiana Republican has been among a small minority in his party to break away from Trump. He was one of seven GOP senators who voted to convict Trump at the trial in January.
Trump was accused by Parliament of inciting the January 6 uprising to the US capital, but acquitted by the Senate.
Cassidy told Allen that he voted to judge because he took an oath to support and defend the Constitution. And when there was a pattern of behavior that culminated, as it did on January 6 – and we’ve had revelations ever since – it led me straight to that decision. ”
He was censored by the Louisiana Republican Party for doing so. Asked about it, Cassidy said: “Yes, they just chose to censor. I slept very well that night. ”