Republican Senator Snubs GOP To Publicly Condemn Donald Trump


During an appearance on NBC’s Meet the Press over the weekend, Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) — who was one of seven Senate Republicans who voted in favor of convicting Trump on a charge of incitement of insurrection after the January Capitol riot — dismissed the significance of Trump’s resumption of rallies. The ex-president’s first comeback event unfolded on Saturday in Ohio. Host Chuck Todd observed that Trump’s rallies seem like a “revenge tour,” but Cassidy said that the former president’s public appearances don’t “concern” him “at all.” As the Senator pointedly put it, “There’s a Scripture, ‘Let the day’s own troubles be sufficient for the day.'” Trump certainly does seem like a “trouble.”

Asked about the rallies on NBC, Cassidy commented as follows:

‘It doesn’t concern me at all. There’s a Scripture, “Let the day’s own troubles be sufficient for the day.” If Republicans focus on doing what is right, if they focus on… the roads and the bridges, the protection of our coastline, the decrease of the risk of wildfires and floods, future politics will take care of themselves. Good policy is good politics. Let’s stick to the good policy, and this [bipartisan infrastructure deal] is good policy.’

Watch Cassidy below:

Since exiting office, Trump has expended considerable rhetorical energy continuing to push the lie that last year’s presidential election was somehow rigged for Joe Biden. Indicating the staggering breadth of his delusion, reporting emerged not too long ago stating that Trump had even told people that he’d be reinstated as president by August of this year. Besides the fact that there’s no real-world evidence — at all — in support of that idea, that also means, troublingly enough, that a former president is apparently harboring a fantasy of the toppling of the United States government. Trump seemed to likely confirm that he was imagining a pre-2024 return to the presidency with a recent statement that he concluded with the phrase “2024 or before!”