Amanpour and Company

GOP Sen. Bill Cassidy: Why I Voted to Convict Trump

Clip: 02/15/2021 | 17m 21s | Video has closed captioning.

Out of 50 Republican senators, only seven dared to cross Trump and vote to convict the former president. One was Louisiana Senator Bill Cassidy. The former doctor voted guilty on the charge of inciting an insurrection, knowing full well he will face the wrath of his constituents in his deeply conservative state. He tells Walter Isaacson why he's sticking to his guns.

Aired: 02/15/21

Rating: NR

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