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GOP senators urge Trump to resign; impeachment gains support

Toomey: Trump should 'resign and go away as soon as possible'
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Posted at 10:08 AM, Jan 10, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-10 15:04:46-05

WASHINGTON -- Two Republican senators now say Donald Trump should resign and a third says the president should be “very careful” in his remaining days in office as the House prepares to impeach Trump in the wake of deadly riots at the Capitol.

Pennsylvania Sen. Pat Toomey on Sunday joined Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski in calling for Trump to resign after a violent mob of his supporters broke into the Capitol on Wednesday.

Toomey called on Trump to resign for what Toomey says would be the good of the country after the Capitol riot that was carried out by supporters of the president.

Toomey says resignation is the “best path forward, the best way to get this person in the rear view mirror for us” and that Trump should “resign and go away as soon as possible.”

But Toomey says he's not optimistic that Trump will step down before his term ends on Jan. 20.

Toomey also says that Trump’s role in encouraging the riot is an “impeachable offense.”

Missouri Sen. Roy Blunt is warning Trump to be “very careful” in in the next week-and-a-half.

House leaders appear determined to act on impeachment despite the short timeline.

Trump supporters who were angry over his loss to Democratic President-elect Joe Biden stormed the Capitol on Wednesday. Five people were killed.