GOP Sen. Toomey calls on Pres. Trump to resign after Capitol riot

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PHILADELPHIA, P.A. (WETM) – A second Republican senator has called for President Donald Trump to step down in the wake of the Capitol rioting this past 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 said resignation is the “best path forward, the best way to get this person in the rear view mirror for us.”

Toomey said he’s not optimistic that Trump will step down before his term ends on January 20. Toomey also said 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.

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