Party leaders rip Republicans who voted to convict Trump

Yet it was Cassidy who received the harshest rebuke Saturday.

Four days earlier, the state party described itself as “profoundly disappointed” when Cassidy joined five other Republicans to vote that the Senate trial was constitutional. Cassidy defended that vote, arguing Trump’s defense team did a “terrible job.”

The Louisiana GOP’s executive committee said Saturday in a statement that it voted unanimously to censure Cassidy for his vote to convict.

“We condemn, in the strongest possible terms, the vote today by Sen. Cassidy to convict former President Trump,” the party added in a tweet. “Fortunately, clearer heads prevailed and President Trump has been acquitted of the impeachment charge filed against him.”