Sen. Cassidy Expects Donald Trump To Lose To Biden
Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-LA) expressed his desire to see former President Donald Trump drop out of the 2024 presidential race because he believes the former president will lose to his successor President Joe Biden.
Cassidy made the remarks in a Sunday interview on CNN’s “State of the Union” after he was asked if he thinks Trump should drop out of the Republican primary race.
“I think so,” Cassidey responded when asked if Trump should drop out. “But, obviously, that’s up to him. I mean, you’re just asking me my opinion. But he will lose to Joe Biden, if you look at the current polls. I’m a Republican. I think any Republican on that stage in Milwaukee will do a better job than Joe Biden,” he continued. “And so I want one of them to win. If former President Trump ends up getting the nomination but cannot win a general, that means we will have four more years of policies which have led to very high inflation, to a loss of purchasing power for the average American equivalent to $10,000, and to many other things which I think have been deleterious to our country’s future.”
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The GOP lawmaker also noted that the former president’s legal woes and recent indictments could also make him lose the 2024 election. Cassidy told CNN that Special Counsel Jack Smith has a “slam dunk” case against the former president over charges relating to his mishandling of classified files.
“They have a tape recording of him speaking of it,” Cassidy added. “If that is proven, then we may have a candidate for president who has been convicted of a crime,” he said. “I think Joe Biden needs to be replaced, but I don’t think Americans will vote for someone who’s been convicted. So, I’m just very sorry about how all this is playing out.”
Despite Cassidy’s reservations about the former president, the lawmaker maintained that he would support and vote for whoever the Republican party nominates for 2024.