Cassidy Sends a Warning To the GOP About Continuing To Embrace Trump: ‘We Will Lose’

As former President Donald Trump is seeking to make a return to the political spotlight, some Republicans are warning the party against embracing him.

Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) was asked during an appearance on CNN’s “State of the Union” on Sunday if he believes Trump is fit to be president again.

“That’s a theoretical that I don’t think will come to pass,” Cassidy responded. “I don’t mean to duck, but the truth is you could ask me [about] a lot of people, if they are fit. Point is, I don’t think he’ll be our nominee.”

The Louisiana senator is one of seven Republican senators who voted to convict Trump on the impeachment charge of “incitement of insurrection.”

Host Dana Bash noted that Trump was scheduled to speak at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) and asked Cassidy if he believes the former president should have a role in the party going forward. 

“You have a lot in that question. Let me put it this way, we’ve got to win in two years, we’ve got to win in four years. If we do that, we’ll do that by speaking to those issues that are important to the American people… not by putting one person on a pedestal and making that one person our focal point,” Cassidy said.

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Bash noted that there was a statue of Trump that made an appearance at CPAC as she noted, it does not appear that his influence on the party is waning. She asked if the party can move forward with Trump retaining his grip on the party.

“Political organizations and campaigns are about winning. Over the last four years, we lost the House of Representatives, the Senate, and the presidency. That has not happened in a single four years under a president since Herbert Hoover,” he said.

Cassidy went on to argue that Republicans “have to listen to the voters, not just those who really like President Trump, but also those who are perhaps less sure.”

He went on to claim that the policies of the Republican Party were “working” before the COVID-19 pandemic and argued that if Republicans speak about those policies, they will win in 2022 and 2024.

Finally, he warned, “If we idolize one person, we will lose. And that’s kind of clear from the last election.”

Responses

    1. Is the definition of a RINO a person that believes inciting an insurrection is NOT an impeachable offense? THAT would make a Republican a person that believes it is not. Is that the message you wish the R Party to take into the 2022, 2024, and 2026 elections? I am good with that.

    2. Sure looks that way. Fortunately Toomey (PA) will not be running again. Guess we’ll watch suck up for the next year. Too late.

  1. “Political organizations and campaigns are about winning. Over the last four years, we lost the House of Representatives, the Senate, and the presidency. That has not happened in a single four years under a president since Herbert Hoover.” Sen. Bill Cassidy

    I am confused.

    Isn’t President Who? the one who said that he doesn’t like losers? Why shouldn’t we believe him now after he just lost the House, his presidency, AND the Senate all within his first term?

    When a person shows you who they are through their own words and actions, believe them.

    1. 2016 election results: House Speaker Ryan, Senate Majority Leader McConnell, POTUS DJT.
      2018 election results: House Speaker Pelosi, Senate Majority Leader McConnell
      2020 election results: House Speaker Pelosi, POTUS Biden
      2121 election results: Senate Majority Leader Schumer.

      If R’s wish to have Trump involved in the 2022 R primaries and general election and to nominate Trump in 2024, WHY would you wish to discourage them? Have they considered the consequences of supporting him and he either doesn’t win the nomination or the general election? A Trump incited riot at the RNC convention? Another Trump incited insurrection? Trump LOST the popular vote by over 7 million in 2020—BEFORE HE INCITED THE INSURRECTION. Trump NEVER reached 50% approval during his 4 years—He left office with an approval of 34%.

      1. Oh, now that is funny, Phyllis. As if little ol’ me will swing the American Fascist Party and Cult-45 around and turn it into a logical, responsible party.

        I couldn’t even convince Lying Paul The Emeffer to turn his homework in on time!

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