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Two GOP senators urge Trump to resign; impeachment gains support

Two GOP senators urge Trump to resign; impeachment gains support
Pennsylvania Sen. Pat Toomey on Sunday joined Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski in calling for Trump to "resign and go away as soon as possible."

Two GOP senators urge Trump to resign; impeachment gains support Sen.ALEX WONG, POOL/AP WASHINGTON — Two Republican senators now say President Donald Trump should resign in the wake of deadly riots at the Capitol and support for the House drive to impeach him a second time is gaining momentum.Lisa Murkowski in calling for Trump to "resign and go away as soon as possible" after a violent mob of his supporters broke into the Capitol on Wednesday.The crowd surged to the domed symbol of American democracy following a rally near the White House, where Trump repeated his bogus claims that the election was stolen from him and urged his supporters to march in force toward the Capitol.

Trump, has few fellow Republicans speaking out in his defense, and the White House declined to comment on the new GOP calls for resignation.He's become increasingly isolated, holed up in the White House as he has been abandoned in the aftermath of the riot by many aides, leading Republicans and, so far, two Cabinet members — both women.

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