Louisiana Senator Bill Cassidy has officially turned his back on former President Trump.
In an interview with “Axios on HBO” the Republican senator said that he has serious doubts Trump will manage will the 2024 Republican nomination if he does choose to run for president again but regardless of being the nominee, he won’t have Sen. Cassidy’s vote.
The Hill reports:
“President Trump is the first president, in the Republican side at least, to lose the House, the Senate and the presidency in four years. Elections are about winning,” Cassidy said.
When pressed on whether Trump could lose the nomination in 2024, Cassidy said “if you want to win the presidency, and hopefully that’s what voters are thinking about, I think he might.”
“But it’s clear you ain’t voting for him,” Allen said to Cassidy.
“I’m not,” the Republican senator responded.
Senator Cassidy’s hard stance against voting for Trump isn’t all that shocking considering he was amongst the Republican senators that voted to impeach him following Jan. 6th.
This isn’t the first time the Republican has said he doubted Trump will win the Republican nomination in 2024. He previously told CNN’s Dana Bash that while the next election was far off he didn’t believe Trump would become the nominee.
So far, Trump has strongly hinted at a third presidiential campaign but has yet to make anything official.