U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski said Friday that Donald Trump should resign the presidency immediately & that if the Republican Party cannot separate itself from Trump, she isn’t certain she has a future with the party.
“I want him to resign. I want him out. He has caused enough damage,” Murkowski, R-Alaska, said during an interview from her small Capitol office.
“I think he should leave. He said he’s not going to show up. He’s not going to appear at the 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 & throwing every single person who has been loyal & faithful to him under the bus, starting with the vice president. He doesn’t want to stay there. He only wants to stay there for the title. He only wants to stay there for his ego. He needs to get out. He needs to do the good thing, but I don’t think he’s capable of doing a good thing,” she said.
Murkowski said that while “there may have been many, many, many, many good Americans who came to Washington, D.C., because they felt strongly in support of this president,” Trump incited them to storm the Capitol after a speech near the Washington Monument.
Even before Election Day, the president refused to say whether he would accept the election results, Murkowski said & then tried to overturn the results.
“I will attribute it to the president, who said, even after his vice president told him that morning, ‘I do not have the constitutional authority to do what you have asked me to do. I cannot do it. I have to protect & uphold the Constitution.’ Even after the vice president told President Trump that, he still told his supporters to fight. How are they supposed to take that? It’s an order from the president. And so that’s what they did. They came up & they fought & people were harmed, & injured & died,” Murkowski said. #lisamurkowski #senator #republican #alaska #lisamurkowskidonaldtrumpresign #resign #stepdown #trump #donaldtrump #presidenttrump #infighting #andsoitbegins #enoughisenough #bowoutgracefully #trumpsupports #uscapitol #washingtondc #nancypelosi #democrat #riots #anarchy #sedition #insurrection #thugs #impeach #impeachment #joebiden #presidentbiden #domesticterrorism #proudboys #qanon #extremists
Source: Anchorage Daily News