The Louisiana GOP executive committee has unanimously censured Senator Bill Cassidy after his vote against former President Trump during the impeachment trial.
The message by the Louisiana Republicans stated:
The Executive Committee of the GOP of Louisiana has ruled to censure Senator Cassidy for his vote earlier today against former President Trump.
“Our nation and our Constitution is more vital than any one citizen,” Cassidy said. “I voted to convict Donald Trump because he is guilty.”
Previously, the Louisiana Republican party stated it is very “disappointed” in Cassidy’s choice to join with Democrats in deciding that impeaching Trump was constitutional and that a “trial” should continue.
Cassidy responded at that time saying that, “Sufficient evidence of constitutionality is present for the trial to proceed.”
This January, however, Cassidy, joined with Senator Rand Paul on a measure that said impeaching a president after leaving office is unconstitutional.
The final vote was 57-43, which did not meet the two-thirds threshold needed to impeach President Trump.
Cassidy was one of six other GOP senators in voting against Trump. Including: Senator Susan Collins (ME), Richard Burr (NC), Ben Sasse (NE), Mitt Romney (UT), Pat Toomey (R) and Lisa Murkowski (AK).
Cassidy was recently given another six-year term in November of 2020.