Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska are two Republican senators who have joined the growing number of senior Republican officials calling on President Donald Trump to resign from office because of his part in inciting the Washington riot last Wednesday. Senator Murkowski told the Anchorage Daily News that President Trump “needs to get out.”
And the President has not even ordered the American flag above the White House lowered to half-mast to honor Brian D. Sicknick, a police officer who was killed while defending the U.S. Capitol from the rioters.
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— Senator Pat Toomey (@SenToomey) January 7, 2021
Senator Toomey, however, does not support the current efforts of Congressional democrats to impeach the President for the second time in two years. He told “The Journal Editorial Report” on Fox News. “I do think the president committed impeachable offenses.” However, Senator Toomey said that Donald Trump’s “behavior this week does disqualify him from serving.”
Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi sent a letter to her fellow Democratic lawmakers explaining the plans for impeachment. “We will be proceeding with meetings with members and constitutional experts and others,” she wrote. “I continue to welcome your comments. I urge you to be prepared to return to Washington this week.”
At the same time Republican Congressmen are lobbying against an impeachment of President Trump. A group sent a letter to President Elect Joe Biden asking him to intercede with Speaker Pelosi. “In the spirit of healing and fidelity to our Constitution, we ask that you formally request that Speaker Nancy Pelosi discontinue her efforts to impeach President Donald J. Trump a second time,” they wrote. “A second impeachment, only days before President Trump will leave office, is as unnecessary as it is inflammatory.”
This was sedition. This was an insurrection. But these acts of domestic terrorism, incited by Donald and 147 elected republicans, were fueled by white supremacy enabled by the corrosive toxicity of white privilege. It’s in our bones and we fail to grapple with that at our peril.
— Mary L Trump (@MaryLTrump) January 9, 2021
But one person who knows the true Donald Trump is calling for his swift removal from office. Mary Trump, a psychologist, is Donald Trump’s niece and has already written a book about his sociopathy titled “Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man.” Mary Trump now says that her uncle “is unstable. He needs to be removed immediately”
Mary Trump spoke with England’s The Guardian about the violence in Washington last week. “What struck me first was how degrading it was,” she said. “That amount of desecration. The tawdriness of it. Tawdriness is who Donald is, but playing out in the halls of Congress.”
Even before Election Day last November Dr. Trump expressed her concerns about what her uncle the President might do because he is an unstable person. “He knows he’s in desperate shape, so he’s going to burn it all down, sow more chaos and division,” she said. “…if he’s going down, he’s going to take us all down with him.”
Today she describes the attack on the U.S. Capitol as both a microcosm and the culmination of President Trump’s entire term in office. “It was the last four years in real time, distilled to its very essence, proving how much the very worst people among us have been so enabled and emboldened,” Mary Trump to The Guardian. “It hit me later that the next people in line for the presidency were in the same room, and how unfathomably dangerous that was.”