Senator Bill Cassidy did not use the same excoriating words Rep. Liz Cheney used on Trump, but he all but called Trump out as the loser.
Senator throws Trump under the bus
CNN's Dana Bash asked Senator Nelson if he agreed with Liz Cheney that Trump did not belong in Republican politics.
"We've got to win in two years," Cassidy said. "We've got to win in four years. If we do that, we'll do that by speaking to those issues that are important to the American people, and there's a lot of issues important to them right now. Not by putting one person on a pedestal and making that one person our focal point. If we speak to those issues, to those families, to those individuals, we win. That's where our focus should be."
He did not use Trump's name but made it clear he is not into putting anyone on a pedestal.
Dana pointed out that Trump's power does not seem to be diminishing. She pointed out Trump's adoring weekend at CPAC.
Bill Cassidy said that CPAC does not represent the entire Republican. The Senator then threw Trump under the bus.
"First CPAC is not the entirety of the Republican Party; that's number one," Cassidy said. "Number two, political organizations and campaigns are about winning; Over the last four years, we lost the House of Representatives, the Senate, and the presidency. No president 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, not just those who really like president Trump but also those who perhaps are less sure if we do. If we speak to the voters who are less sure, who went from president Trump to president Biden we win. If we don't
Imagine if more had the courage to speak up even if timidly. We could have avoided an insurrection.
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