Louisiana GOP Sen. Bill Cassidy made some startling comments this week that certainly make him seem like a typical D.C. swamp politician.
During an interview Thursday on Fox News Radio, Cassidy was asked by host Brian Kilmeade about Wyoming GOP Rep. Liz Cheney being ousted as chairwoman of the House Republican Conference over her opposition to Donald Trump.
Cassidy, who voted in favor of impeaching Trump earlier this year, bizarrely declared that Trump would not be the 2024 Republican presidential nominee.
“We absolutely feel like we need a Republican Party which is committed to conservative values that will bring it forward,” Cassidy said.
“As regards the president … returning to power, he lost. We lost the House. We lost the Senate. We lost the presidency and four years. Hasn’t happened since Herbert Hoover. Parties and elections are about winning. So, if you just want to brass tax it, we need to win,” he added.
Cassidy continued: “We can see that voters in swing districts did not swing for the Republican Party — they swang away. I supported the president’s policies. I was all onboard — one of the senators that voted with him the most often — but parties are about winning, and unfortunately, over the last four years, we had a track record of losing. We need to win going forward.”
“Republicans are about winning,” he said. “If we’re going to win, we can’t say, ‘Oh my gosh, we got more votes than anybody else in Republican history,’ but 7 million left to the Democrat. You know, that 7 million is the difference between Biden’s policies and our policies. We’ve got to be 7 million ahead, not 7 million behind.”
When asked if he would vote for Trump if he is the nominee, Cassidy responded, “He’s not going to be our nominee.”
The anti-Trump Republicans have painted themselves into a corner and Republican Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney just learned that lesson.
The congresswoman was removed from House Republican leadership on a voice vote, with no roll call, CNN reported.
House Republicans have removed Rep. Liz Cheney as GOP conference chair over her opposition to former President Trump.
Cheney voted to impeach Trump and has repeatedly rebutted his baseless claims of election fraud.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy said he supports replacing Cheney with New York Rep. Elise Stefanik, who has a more moderate voting record but is a staunch Trump supporter.
Cheney said before the vote that she would do everything in her power to stop Trump from ever running for and/or winning office again.
“If you want leaders who will enable and spread [Trump’s] destructive lies, I’m not your person, you have plenty of others to choose from,” she said before the vote.
“I promise you this, after today, I will be leading the fight to restore our party and our nation to conservative principles, to defeating socialism, to defending our republic, to making the GOP worthy again of being the party of Lincoln,” she said on Tuesday, the day prior to the vote.