Trump adviser Jason Miller suggested that something nefarious was behind Louisiana Sen. Bill Cassidy’s vote to say the impeachment trial of Donald Trump is constitutional.
“I will admit that I was a bit surprised by that,” Miller said.
But he tried to spin it as a victory claiming that they expected to lose more senators.
“There were a number of Republican senators who came up to members of our counsel and said you’ll probably lose three to four Republican senators today,” Miller said on Newsmax. “The Democrats will be very compelling in their arguments. But don’t worry. The underlying facts are still there.”
Despite knowing this, Miller reiterated that he was “surprised” by Cassidy’s vote.
“It really surprised me that Cassidy would go and side with Chuck Schumer and Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren and Amy Klobuchar,” he said. “To think that Jamie Raskin and the House impeachment managers were able to move him, something just doesn’t really seem right there.”
After his vote, Sen. Cassidy released a statement saying, “If anyone disagrees with my vote and would like an explanation, I ask them to listen to the arguments presented by the House Managers and former President Trump’s lawyers. The House managers had much stronger constitutional arguments. The president’s team did not.”