"I think the best way for our country … is for the president to resign and go away as soon as possible," Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) said on Sunday in an interview with Chuck Todd on NBC's "Meet the Press," joining Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) in calling for the president's resignation.
Toomey, who isn't seeking reelection in 2022, acknowledged that Trump's resignation "may not be likely" but reiterated "that would be best" after the president incited a deadly insurrection against the Capitol last week after falsely claiming for months that the election was stolen from him.
Trump lost to President-elect Joe Biden in the Electoral College, 306 to 232, and trailed him by more than 7 million votes in the national popular vote. Every state — and Congress itself — certified the results of the presidential election, and Trump himself finally conceded last week that "a new administration will be inaugurated on Jan. 20."
Fifty-six percent of Americans said they believe Trump should be removed from office before his term expires, according to an ABC News/Ipsos poll released Sunday, with 67 percent of respondents saying Trump deserves a "good amount" or "great deal" of blame for the attack on the Capitol.