Analysis: Cassidy sees fierce backlash over impeachment vote
Added 02-21-21 05:22:02pm EST - “U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy seems ready to move on from his vote to convict former President Donald Trump in the latest impeachment trial, but Trump supporters in the state are angry, loud and not interested in letting Cassidy forget about…” - Washingtontimes.com
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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy seems ready to move on from his vote to convict former President Donald Trump in the latest impeachment trial, but Trump supporters in the state are angry, loud and not interested in letting Cassidy forget about it.
The Republican senator is sending out regular news releases and statements on a variety of topics that have nothing to do with Trump or impeachment, such as broadband internet access, student debt, coronavirus aid, hurricane recovery and the icy weather.
Meanwhile, Cassidy‘s Facebook page is filled with rants trashing his conviction vote in a Senate trial that saw Trump acquitted of inciting the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol. Critics are calling for GOP groups to ban Cassidy from their events, and local Republican organizations are continuing to condemn Cassidy. A popular Louisiana conservative talk radio host has taken to calling Cassidy “Psycho Bill” in regular screeds on his program.
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Overwhelmingly reelected in November with Trump‘s backing, Cassidy could face a long and difficult second term in his deep red state - if Trump remains a power player in the Republican Party, as the former president has indicated he wants. Trump remains popular in Louisiana and easily won the state’s presidential vote.
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