US Senator Roy Blunt says he does not see a need for congressional Republicans to hold President Donald Trump accountable for his role in promoting last week’s Capitol riot, but warns him to “be very careful” in his last 10 days in office.
The Missouri Republican calls Trump’s decisions and actions leading up to last Wednesday’s riot “clearly reckless.” But he says the US should be “thinking more about the first day of the next presidency” of President-elect Joe Biden than on removing Trump from office.
Blunt says he does not think Trump will act recklessly again. He told CBS’ “Face the Nation”: “My personal view is that the president touched the hot stove on Wednesday and is unlikely to touch it again.”
Biden will be sworn in on January 20, 2021.