Former President Donald Trump blew up Senator Bill Cassidy (R-La.) On Monday after the legislature suggested that Trump might not win the Republican nomination if he ran for president in 2024.
“The crazy senator Bill Cassidy from Louisiana is a RINO Republican who begged for my support in 2020 and used it everywhere to win re-election, just like Little Ben Sasse [R-Neb.], and then voted to accuse your favorite president, ”Trump began an e-mail statement.
Cassidy, one of seven Republicans in the Senate who voted to convict Trump of inciting the deadly riots in the 6th Capitol in the United States, told “Axios on HBO” in an interview that was sent Sunday night that the 45th president was “the first president – on the Republican side at least – to lose the House, Senate and presidency in four years.”
“Elections are about winning,” Cassidy added.
“Do you think that if he ran, he could lose the nomination?” asked host Mike Allen.
“If you want to win the presidency, and hopefully that’s what voters think, I think he can,” Cassidy replied, adding that he would not support Trump if he tried to become the second president to ever win. terms outside each other.
Cassidy, 64, won re-election by 40 percentage points over his closest Democratic rival in November, while Trump defeated Biden by less than 19 percentage points. Cassidy also won 63 of Pelican State’s 64 parishes in 2020, while Trump won 54 parishes. While Cassidy won about 27,000 fewer raw votes than the 45th president, he won a higher percentage of the vote in his race than Trump did in his (59.3 percent to 58.5 percent).
“Now Wacky Bill Cassidy can not walk down the street in Louisiana, a state I won by nearly 20 points,” Trump said in his email. “He could not even be elected a dog catcher today, the big people curse him. Wacky Bill is a totally ineffective senator, but Louisiana has a big senator in John Kennedy. ”
Trump has repeatedly indicated he will seek the Republican nomination in 2024, but has declined to make a formal announcement. Opinion polls show Trump as a big favorite to win the nomination if he declares his candidacy.
In the same interview, Cassidy defended his vote to convict Trump, which led to him being censored by the Republican Party in Louisiana.
“I slept very well that night,” the legislator said of his decision. “I take the oath to support and defend the Constitution, and when there was a pattern of behavior that culminated like that, on January 6, and we have had revelations since, it just led me to that decision.”