Cassidy joined six other Republicans and all 50 Democrats in voting to convict Trump on Saturday for his role in the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. Trump was acquitted, since 67 Senate votes were needed to secure a conviction.
Shortly after the Senate’s vote, the Republican Party of Louisiana said in a statement that its executive committee unanimously voted for Cassidy to be censured, a largely symbolic expression of disapproval.
“We condemn, in the strongest possible terms, the vote today by Sen. Cassidy to convict former President Trump,” the group said in a tweet. “Fortunately, clearer heads prevailed and President Trump has been acquitted of the impeachment charge filed against him.”
Cassidy was reelected last November to a second six-year term.
Louisiana’s other senator, Republican Sen. John Kennedy, voted to acquit Trump.
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