Republican U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy appeared on “Meet the Press” Sunday. Cassidy, one of the Republican senators who voted to convict President Trump during an impeachment hearing previously, was asked by Chuck Todd if he would vote for Trump in a general election.
“We’re keeping our streak alive,” Cassidy said. “Every time we’ve met you’ve asked me about this. I’m going to vote for a Republican, yes, I am. Might have to write it in.”
Todd asked Cassidy if he would listen should he be approached by a bipartisan group called No Labels, which has publicly suggested a third-party run should Biden and Trump be the nominees.
“Depending upon who the candidates were,” Cassidy said at first.”
Todd asked if the candidates were Trump and Biden…
“If they came and spoke to me I would certainly speak to them back,” Cassidy said.
He said he would be “open” to being the individual running as a third party choice.
“Seventy percent of the American people want something different,” he said. “(The general election could be) someone convicted and someone else who shows signs of mental decline.”
Cassidy noted 70 percent of Americans already believe Biden is too old and he isn’t being transparent regarding his health.
“Should there be another option for the American people? I think plausibly, there should be,” Cassidy said.
Cassidy was a Democrat a few decades ago.