Rep. Bill Cassidy (R-LA) was censured by the Republican Party of East Baton Rouge Parish on Tuesday for voting that the Senate impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump should go forward.
“The Republican Party of East Baton Rouge Parish hereby censures Senator Bill Cassidy and holds him out as an object of shame,” the resolution read.
“We condemn Senator Cassidy’s actions in the strongest manner. He does not represent the people of this state or the Republican Party,” it continued. “He represents himself and has joined with some of the most dishonest and disreputable forces in our country to be part of this despicable sham.”
Cassidy was one of six Republicans that joined Democrats to vote for the trial to proceed, with the rest making it clear that they did not believe the trial was constitutional now that Trump is out of office.
“The issues at hand is, is it constitutional to impeach a president who has left office. The House Managers made a compelling, cogent case and the president’s team did not,” Cassidy said after hearing the arguments.
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