Another Republican Senator is joining the growing list of people who want Donald Trump out of office as soon as possible. But Senator Pat Toomey told CNN’s Jake Tapper impeachment may not be the best path right now. Instead, he thinks the president should resign:
“I think the president did commit impeachable offenses. There is little doubt in my mind about that. I don’t know as a practical matter it is actually possible to do an impeachment in the handful of days that are left. It is likely if the House does pass articles of impeachment we wouldn’t get them until I don’t know, Tuesday or Wednesday. We are less than one week to go at that point. I am also not at all clear that it is constitutionally permissible to impeach someone after they have left office. So there may not be a viable impeachment route at this point. But certainly, he could resign, and that would be a very good outcome.”
The Pennsylvania Senator went on to say, “I think at this point, with just a few days left, it’s the best path forward, the best way to get this person in the rearview mirror for us that could happen immediately. I’m not optimistic it will. but I think that would be the best way forward.”
Republican Sen. Pat Toomey says he thinks President Trump should resign: "I think at this point, with just a few days left, it's the best path forward." #CNNSOTU https://t.co/FZolz3LjxS pic.twitter.com/90sYGHcLQY
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Tapper asked Toomey why he voted for Trump this past November, but now feels he should leave office, “I don’t think there is any doubt in my mind that the president’s behavior after the election was wildly different than his behavior before. He descended into a level of madness and engaged in activity that was absolutely unthinkable and unforgivable.”
Toomey is the third Republican senator to call for Trump’s to ask for Trump’s removal from office. He joins Senators Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Ben Sasse (R-NE). Watch more from NBC News above.