A number of Republicans voted to convict Donald Trump during his recent impeachment trial. Some, like Lisa Murkowski, Mitt Romney and Ben Sasse weren’t surprising. Others, like Richard Burr and Pat Toomey were.
Bill Cassidy was another surprising vote for conviction. And the Louisiana senator hasn’t taken his foot off the gas pedal when it comes to criticizing the 45th president. During a recent interview on CNN, Cassidy explained why Trump should not be the GOP’s nominee in 2024.
Cassidy told Dana Bash, “I don’t think Donald Trump, one he’ll be 78 years old, but, but I don’t think he’ll be our nominee for the reasons I said. Over the last four years, we’ve lost the house, the senate and the presidency. Political campaigns are about winning. Our agenda does not move forward unless we win. We need a candidate who can win himself or herself, but we also have to have someone who lifts all boats. And that’s clearly not happened over the last four years.”
Bash then asked, “Is he fit to be president?” Cassidy responded, “Your asking me a question for four years from now. Which again, I don’t mean to duck, but you can ask me about a lot of people if their fit. The point is I don’t think he’s going to be the nominee for the reasons I just described.”
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