CNN has reached out to Cassidy for comment on the state party’s censure.
Cassidy is the latest Republican to face backlash from his home party as the national Republican Party faces its own internal conflicts in the wake of the November election.
Louisiana state Sen. Stewart Cathey Jr., a Republican who represents parts of northern Louisiana, said later Saturday that the local Republican anger directed at Cassidy has been quick as many Louisianans “are upset, disappointed.”
“We elected Senator Cassidy back in November…and we overwhelming sent him back to DC along with President Trump,” said the state senator. “His constituents thought we were sending him there with a lot of those same ideals, so today’s vote really caught people off guard.”
Cassidy won reelection in November, meaning he won’t face voters for almost another six years.
Cathey said that hasn’t dampened the reaction.
“I am State Senator Cathey and he is United States Senator Cassidy,” said Cathey, who remains closely aligned to Trump. “I am getting emails saying, ‘I can’t believe you are doing that.’ I just politely say, ‘I think you have mistaken me.'”
CNN’s Ryan Nobles contributed to this report.
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