Republican Sen. Bill Cassidy, one of seven members of the GOP who voted to convict former President Donald Trump during his second impeachment trial recently stated that he doesn’t think Trump is going to be the party’s nominee in 2024.
Cassidy made the comment during an interview on CNN in which he stated that Trump won’t be the nominee mostly due to his age and the way the party performed in the 2020 presidential election.
“First, CPAC is not the entirety of the Republican Party. That’s No. 1. No. 2, political organizations and campaigns are about winning. Over the last four years, we lost the House of Representatives, the Senate, and the presidency. That has not happened in a single four years under a president since Herbert Hoover. Now, if we plan to win in 2022 and 2024, we have to listen to the voters,” he went on to say.
“I don’t think — one, he’ll be 78 years old — but I don’t think he’ll be our nominee for the reasons I’ve said,” Cassidy added. “Our agenda does not move forward unless we win. We need a candidate who cannot only win himself or herself, but we have to have someone who lifts all boats. And that’s clearly not happened over the last four years, so that’s a theoretical that I don’t think will come to pass.”
During his speech at CPAC, Trump said, “Actually, as you know, they just lost the White House, but it’s one of those things. But who knows? Who knows? I may even decide to beat them for a third time, OK?”
Of course Cassidy doesn’t think he’ll be the nominee. He’s part of the establishment in the Republican Party and nothing scares him more than the idea of having Trump run again and win.
Therefore, he’s trying to will it into existence that the former president doesn’t give it another go. The rest of the establishment hacks who sold this country up the river are desperate to purge his influence in the party.
However, it doesn’t seem like that’s going to happen.