Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) not only wants President Trump gone, but she’s also unsure if she’ll remain in the Republican Party.
Murkowski’s startling comments to the Anchorage Daily News comes two days after the deadly riots at the Capitol building. She told the paper, “I want him to resign. I want him out. He has caused enough damage,” before adding, “He’s been inside the Oval Office fuming and throwing every single person who has been loyal and faithful to him under the bus.”
Per Business Insider:
Trump, whose presidency is set to end in 12 days on January 20, is accused of inciting a violent mob of rioters to breach the US Capitol earlier this week as Congress convened in a joint session to count electoral votes. The violence forced Congress to go into recess and members to evacuate while also resulting in massive property damage and numerous injuries. Five people, including a Capitol Police officer, died during the day’s events.
“I think he should leave. He said he’s not going to show up. He’s not going to appear at the inauguration. He hasn’t been focused on what is going on with COVID. He’s either been golfing or he’s been inside the Oval Office fuming and throwing every single person who has been loyal and faithful to him under the bus, starting with the vice president,” Murkowski told the Anchorage Daily News.
“I don’t think he’s capable of doing a good thing,” she added.
Other Republican lawmakers have condemned Trump’s conduct and blamed him for the deadly violence. Murkowski is the first senator to advocate that he resign from office while Illinois Rep. Adam Kinzinger said on Thursday that the president should be removed via the 25th Amendment.