Louisiana Sen. Bill Cassidy, one of seven Republicans in the Senate who voted to convict Donald Trump in the impeachment trial, said on Sunday that he does not believe that Trump will be the party’s nominee for president in 2024.
“Over the last four years we’ve lost the Senate, the House, and the presidency. Political campaigns are about winning,” Cassidy said on CNN’s ‘State of the Union‘. “We need a candidate that can win not only himself or herself. But we also have to have someone who lifts all boats.”
Asked if Trump is fit to be president and if he will support him if he’s the nominee as Sen. Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said he would, Cassidy said: “I don’t mean to duck, but the truth is you could ask me [about] a lot of people, if they are fit. Point is, I don’t think he’ll be our nominee.”
His remarks came on the same day when Donald Trump is slated to make his first public appearance since leaving the White House when he delivers a speech at CPAC. He’s expected to cement his hold on the GOP and discuss the future of the party, among other things.