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Toomey becomes 2nd GOP senator to urge Trump to quit

US Senator Pat Toomey departs after the Republican Conference held leadership elections, on Capitol Hill in Washington, November 10, 2020. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
US Senator Pat Toomey departs after the Republican Conference held leadership elections, on Capitol Hill in Washington, November 10, 2020. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

A second Republican senator has called for US President Donald Trump to step down in the wake of the Capitol rioting last week.

This time it’s Senator Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania. He’s calling 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.” But Toomey says he’s not optimistic that Trump will step down before his term ends on January 20.

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

Toomey is the second GOP senator to call for Trump to step down, joining Senator Lisa Murkowski of Alaska.

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

Toomey was interviewed today on CNN’s “State of the Union” and NBC’s “Meet the Press.”

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