Data News Staff Edited Report
Last week the Louisiana Republican Party censured Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) for voting to convict former President Donald Trump of incitement during the close of Trump’s second impeachment trial.
The Louisiana State party’s executive committee voted unanimously to censure Cassidy, who won re-election in November, hours after the Senate voted to acquit Trump. Though a majority of senators (57) voted to convict the former president, conviction required a two-thirds majority.
Cassidy was one of seven GOP senators, including Susan Collins of Maine and Mitt Romney of Utah, to join all 50 Democratic senators in voting to convict Trump for inciting the deadly insurrectionist attack on the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6th.
“The Constitution in our country is more important than any one person,” Cassidy said in a brief statement Saturday. “I voted to convict President Trump because he is guilty.”