Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) says Donald Trump should abandon the Republican presidential nomination race.
“Obviously that’s on him,” he added during an interview with CNN’s Kasie Hunt. “But he’s going to lose to Joe Biden if you look at the current polls.”
Trump has been indicted on four separate counts, with Cassidy saying the allegations in the classified documents case are “almost a bull’s eye” and likely to result in a conviction.
“I think Joe Biden needs to be replaced,” he said. “But I don’t think Americans will vote for someone who has been convicted.”
Cassidy voted to convict Trump in 2021 at his second impeachment trial following the Jan. 6 attack on the US Capitol, resulting in him being censured by the Louisiana Republican party.
“I slept very well that night,” he told Axios later in the year.
Trump has carved out a massive lead in the GOP primaries a CBS News poll released Sunday That puts him 46 percentage points ahead of his closest rival, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis.
However, most polls are of the general electorate give the edge to Biden if there is a rematch between the two, as noted by Cassidy.
Watch his full conversation with Hunt below: