RELEASE: GOP Members Call For Trump’s Removal From Office While Sununu Passes the Buck
Chris Sununu Owes Granite Staters an Answer to this Simple Question: Did Trump Commit an Impeachable Offense
Concord, N.H. -- Following the violent riots incited at the United States Capitol incited by President Donald Trump, notable Republican politicians have called on Trump to resign or be removed from office. Missing from the list is Chris Sununu, who once again passed the buck and refused to answer the straightforward question. Here’s what some Republican politicians have said:
Sen Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) who is considering leaving the Republican Party if it cannot move away from Trump said, “I want him to resign. I want him out. He has caused enough damage.”
Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.): "I think at this point with just a few days left [in Trump's term], it's the best path forward, the best way to get this person in the rearview mirror for us.” Toomey also made clear that Trump "committed impeachable offenses.”
Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.): "The House, if they come together and have a process, I will definitely consider whatever articles they might move because, as I've told you, I believe the president has disregarded his oath of office.”
Gov. Phil Scott (R-Vt.): “Enough is enough. President Trump should resign or be removed from office by his Cabinet, or by the Congress.”
Gov. Charlie Baker (R-Ma.) advocated for any method to get Trump to “step down” and Pence to “assume the powers of the office for the next 14 days."
Gov. Larry Hogan (R-Md.): "I think there's no question that America would be better off if the president would resign or be removed from office."
Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.): “It’s with a heavy heart I am calling for the sake of our Democracy that the 25th Amendment be invoked.”
Former White House Chief of Staff John Kelly said that if he were still in the Cabinet, he would vote to remove Trump from office if Pence invoked the 25th Amendment.
Calls for resignation have also come from the editorial boards of the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times, and multiple Trump cabinet secretaries have resigned in response to the president’s role inciting the riots. And here’s what Chris Sununu said: “Well, again, if they're talking about impeachment or—that's Congress. And if they're talking about the 25th Amendment, that's the Cabinet. I don't know if either of those will come to fruition. I again, I'll let those, those bodies decide the path to take there.” Chris Sununu also echoed Trump’s dangerous claims about election integrity in his inaugural speech last week. “While Republicans, Democrats, and independent political leaders are putting country first and calling for Trump’s removal from office, Chris Sununu is once again cowardly passing the buck and refusing to say that Trump should be held accountable after he incited the violent mob of his supports last week,” said New Hampshire Democratic Party Chair Ray Buckley. “Chris Sununu owes Granite Staters an answer to this simple question: did Trump commit an impeachable offense?”