Republican Sen. Pat Toomey, of Pennsylvania, called on President Donald Trump to leave office immediately, rather than remaining in the White House until his term expires next week.
Toomey’s demand came during an interview on NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday. Toomey said that he agreed with his colleague, Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), who called for the president to resign immediately.
“I think the best way for our country, Chuck, is for the president to resign and go away as soon as possible,” the senator said.
“It does not look as though there is the will or the consensus to exercise the 25th amendment option. And I don’t think there’s time to do an impeachment. There’s ten days left before the president leaves anyway. I think the best thing would be a resignation.” he continued.
His comments are some of the strongest among the GOP Senate caucus in response to Wednesday’s violent takeover of the U.S. Capitol incited by Donald Trump.
WATCH: Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) tells Meet the Press, “the best thing would be a resignation” from President Trump. #MTP@SenToomey: “The best way for our country is for the president to resign and go away as soon as possible” pic.twitter.com/uBjXHaRC3s
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