A GOP senator warns Republicans not to lose any further if they idolize Trump

Artist Tommy Zegan (R) and another man move Zegan’s statue of former President Donald Trump during the Conservative Political Action Conference on February 27, 2021 in Orlando, Florida. Joe Raedle / Getty Images

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Hours before former President Donald Trump re-emerged on the public stage with a speech at CPAC, the country’s largest conservative political conference, Senator Bill Cassidy (R-La.) Warned Republicans that the party would continue to lose if she continues to be “adored”. the former president. Cassidy was one of seven GOP Senators convicted of inciting violent uprising on January 6 in Trump’s impeachment earlier this month.

“In the last four years we have lost the House of Representatives, the Senate and the presidency,” said Cassidy on Sunday about the state of the union from CNN the Great Depression with then-President Herbert Hoover. If Republicans “idolize one person, we are going to lose,” noted Cassidy. “And that’s kind of clear from the last election.”

But Trump easily survived his second impeachment trial that month, with most of the Republicans standing by his side. Even after upset the former president and pointing out his responsibility for the Jan. 6 uprising, Senate minority chairman Mitch McConnell recently said he would support Trump if he were the party’s candidate in 2024 from their own party and colleagues who remain loyal to Trump are attacked. The state Republican Party in Louisiana said it was disappointed with Cassidy’s vote to try Trump after impeachment. There is no sign of the Republican Party moving away from the former president who turned the party into a personality cult around him.

A particularly literal example of the idolization of Trump by some of the CPAC’s attendees was a gold statue of him created by artist Tommy Zegan. Its appearance led to numerous references to the biblical story of the golden calf, which symbolizes God’s wrath against false idols.

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