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Sen. Bill Cassidy, a Louisiana Republican, Votes to Convict Trump

Senator Bill Cassidy at a Trump rally
U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy, seen here at a Donald Trump rally in Lake Charles, La., in 2019, voted with seven other Republicans to convict Trump for incitement of insurrection during the Feb. 13 impeachment trial. Photo courtesy Sen. Bill Cassidy

U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy, a Louisiana Republican, joined six other Republicans who voted to convict Donald Trump for incitement of insurrection at the conclusion of his impeachment trial today—the only Deep South Republican to do so. His Louisiana Republican counterpart, Sen. John Kennedy, voted not guilty.

“Our Constitution and our country is more important than any one person. I voted to convict President Trump because he is guilty,” Sen. Bill Cassidy said this afternoon after the vote.

Both of Georgia’s new Democratic senators, Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock, also voted to convict Trump.

Though a 57-43 majority voted to convict Trump under the articles of impeachment for incitement of insurrection, it did not meet the two-thirds threshold required for conviction, resulting in the ex-president’s second acquittal since last February.

The other six Republicans who voted with Sen. Bill Cassidy to impeach Trump were: Richard Burr of North Carolina; Susan Collins of Maine; Mitt Romney of Utah; Lisa Murkowski of Alaska; Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania; and Ben Sasse of Nebraska.