Sen. Bill Cassidy: “I voted to convict former President Trump because he is guilty.”

Here is a taste of Senator Bill Cassidy’s op-ed in The Advocate, Louisiana’s largest newspaper:

Rather than defending the Constitution, President Trump was actively subverting the peaceful transfer of power, which is a bedrock principle of the Constitution.

I voted to convict former President Trump because he is guilty. That’s what the facts demand.

I have no illusions that this is a popular decision. I made this decision because Americans should not be fed lies about “massive election fraud.” Police should not be left to the mercy of a mob. Mobs should not be inflamed to disrupt the peaceful transfer of power.

I took an oath to support and defend the Constitution, and I take that oath seriously. This was, is, and will remain my commitment to you.

Read the entire piece here.

The Louisiana Republican Party censored Cassidy for his vote.

ADDENDUM (10:27pm): Jake Tapper found this 1989 article. It references Louisiana white supremacist David Duke.