2nd GOP senator now urges President Trump to resign over Capitol riot

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2nd GOP senator now urges President Trump to resign over Capitol riot

Two Republican Senators now say President Donald Trump should resign as support for efforts to indict him a second time is gaining momentum in his final days after the deadly riot of a violent crowd of Trump supporters at the Capitol. Pennsylvania's Pat Toomey and Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski called on Trump to "resign and leave as soon as possible" on Sunday. Murkowski, who has long voiced her outrage over Trump's behavior in office, told the Anchorage Daily News on Friday that Trump simply "needs to get out." Toomey said that while he believes Trump committed criminal acts to encourage loyalists to siege the Capitol, he didn't think there was enough time for impeachment on Wednesday. Toomey said resignation was "the best way forward, the best way to get this person in the rearview mirror for us". He wasn't optimistic that Trump would step down before his term ends on Jan. 20. The White House had no immediate comment on Sunday. The House appears determined to act despite the short span of time. Late Saturday, House Spokeswoman Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif. , sent a letter to her colleagues reiterating that Trump must be held accountable. She urged her caucus, now scattered across the country on a two-week hiatus, "be ready to return to Washington this week". "It is imperative that those who perpetrated the attack on our democracy are held accountable," wrote Pelosi. "It must be recognized that this desecration was instigated by the president." Rep. Jim Clyburn, the third-tier House Democrat, said, "It may be Tuesday, Wednesday before action is taken, but I think it will be taken." This week. "Clyburn, DS.C., said he was concerned that a Senate trial could distract from the process of confirming President-elect Joe Biden's nominations. Clyburn said one option could be to give Biden the" 100th To give days it takes to get his agenda up and running and maybe sometime after that we will "send the articles to the Senate for trial." He said lawmakers "will take the vote that we should take in the House" and that Pelosi "will make the decision when the best time is". Senator from Kentucky, Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, said an impeachment trial could begin as early as the day of inauguration, Jan. 20. The new democratic effort to stamp Trump's presidential record – for the second time and for the second time before his term ends – with the indelible mark of impeachment is gaining supporters. Rep. David Cicilline, DR.I. has grown to include 185 co-sponsors. Legislators planned to officially launch the proposal on Monday in the house, where impeachment proceedings must be initiated. The articles passed by the House could then be sent to the Senate for negotiation, with the Senators acting as jurors who would ultimately vote on whether Trump should be acquitted or convicted. If convicted, Trump would be removed from office and replaced by the vice president. Possibly complicating this impeachment decision marks the beginning of his presidency for Biden. While Biden reiterated that he had long considered Trump unsuitable for office, he avoided an impeachment question on Friday and said what Congress "should decide for them". A violent and largely white crowd of Trump supporters, overwhelming police, broke the security lines and raged through the Capitol on Wednesday, forcing lawmakers to disperse as they formally touched Biden's victory over Trump in the electoral college. The crowd rose to the domed symbol of American democracy after a rally near the White House Trump reiterated his claims that the election had been stolen from him and urged his supporters to march in force on the Capitol. Five people, including a Capitol police officer, died as a result of the siege. Outrage over the attack and Trump's role in triggering a divisive, chaotic presidency like hardly any other in the nation's history. It will take Trump less than two weeks to step down, but Democrats have made it clear they don't want to wait that long. Trump has few Republicans speaking out on his defense. He is increasingly isolated and hidden in the White House, having been abandoned after the uprising by many aides, Republican leaders and, to date, two cabinet members – both women. Toomey appeared on CNN's State of the Union and NBC's Meet the Press. Clyburn was on Fox News Sunday and CNN.

Two Republican Senators now say President Donald Trump should resign as support for efforts to indict him a second time is gaining momentum in his final days after the deadly riot of a violent crowd of Trump supporters at the Capitol.

Senator Pat Toomey from Pennsylvania and Senator Lisa Murkowski from Alaska on Sunday called on Trump to "resign and leave as soon as possible." Murkowski, who has long voiced her outrage over Trump's behavior in office, told the Anchorage Daily News on Friday that Trump simply "needs to get out."

Toomey said that while he believes Trump committed criminal acts to encourage loyalists to siege the Capitol on Wednesday, he doesn't think there was enough time for the impeachment process. Toomey said resignation was "the best way forward, the best way to get this person in the rearview mirror for us". He wasn't optimistic that Trump would step down before his term ends on Jan. 20.

The White House had no immediate comment on Sunday.

The House appears determined to act despite the short span of time.

Late Saturday, House spokeswoman Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., Sent a letter to her colleagues reiterating that Trump must be held accountable. She told her caucus, now scattered across the country on a two-week hiatus, that he should "be ready to return to Washington this week."

"It is imperative that those who perpetrated the attack on our democracy are held accountable," wrote Pelosi. "It must be recognized that this desecration was instigated by the president."

Rep. Jim Clyburn, the third largest House Democrat, said: "It may be Tuesday, Wednesday before action is taken but I think it will be taken this week." Clyburn, D-S.C., Said he was concerned that a Senate trial could distract from the process of confirming President-elect Joe Biden's nominations.

Clyburn said one option could be to give Biden the "100 days it takes him to get his agenda up and running and maybe we'll send the articles to the Senate sometime after that" for trial.

He said lawmakers will "take the vote we should be taking in the House," and Pelosi "will make the decision when the best time is" to send to the Senate.

Kentucky Senator Senator Mitch McConnell, Republican leader, said impeachment proceedings could begin as early as January 20, the day of inauguration.

The new democratic effort to label Trump's presidential record with the indelible mark of impeachment for the second time and days before the end of his term is gaining supporters. Rep. David Cicilline, DR.I., a House chairman who sought to draft impeachment articles – or indictments – accusing Trump of instigating riots, said Saturday his group was down to 185 co-sponsors grown.

The legislature planned to officially introduce the proposal on Monday in the house, where impeachment proceedings must arise.

The articles, if passed by the House of Representatives, could be submitted to the Senate for trial, with Senators serving as jurors who would ultimately vote on whether to acquit or convict Trump. If convicted, Trump would be removed from office and replaced by the vice president.

Possibly complicating this impeachment decision marks the beginning of his presidency for Biden. While reiterating that he had long considered Trump unsuitable for office, Biden avoided an impeachment question on Friday, saying what Congress was doing "is for them to decide".

A violent and mostly white mob of Trump supporters overwhelmed police, breached security lines and raged through the Capitol on Wednesday, forcing lawmakers to disperse as they formally touched Biden's victory over Trump in the electoral college.

The crowd rose to the domed symbol of American democracy after a rally near the White House, where Trump reiterated his claims that the election had been stolen from him and urged his supporters to march forcefully towards the Capitol.

Five people, including a Capitol policeman, died as a result of the siege.

Outrage over the attack, and Trump's role in inciting it, constrained a divisive, chaotic presidency like hardly any other in the nation's history. It will take Trump less than two weeks to step down, but Democrats have made it clear they don't want to wait that long.

Trump has few Republicans speaking out on his defense. He is increasingly isolated and hidden in the White House, having been abandoned after the uprising by many aides, Republican leaders and, to date, two cabinet members – both women.

Toomey appeared on CNN's State of the Union and NBC's Meet the Press. Clyburn was on Fox News Sunday and CNN.

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