"Does not look as though there is the will or the consensus to exercise the 25th Amendment option. And I don't think there's time to do an impeachment. There’s ten days left before the president leaves anyway. I think the best thing would be a resignation."

Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA), the second Republican senator calling for Pres. Trump to resign.

In the aftermath of last week’s riot at the U.S. Capitol several lawmakers have called for the President to resign, be impeached, or be removed under the 25th Amendment — most are Democrats, but some are Republicans.

  • Ahead of Sen. Toomey‘s remarks on Sunday, Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) became the first sitting senator to call for the President’s resignation, stating he’s “caused enough damage,” on Friday.
    • *IF* Pres. Trump were to resign, he’d be only the second president to do so. In 1976, Pres. Nixon resigned in the wake of the Watergate scandal.
  • Draft articles of impeachment have been drawn up by the House of Representatives against Pres. Trump for  “incitement of insurrection” and House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn (D-SC) said the House will vote on them this week.
    • *IF* the House votes in favor of the articles of impeachment, it’s unclear how quickly the impeachment process would play out.
      • Remember: Impeachment is complicated process. CLICK HERE for an impeachment refresher.
  • A day after the riot at the U.S. Capitol, U.S. Representative Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) announced he’s calling for 25th Amendment be invoked “for the sake of our democracy.”
    • *IF* you hear people talking about the 25th Amendment, they’re probably referencing Section 4, which allows the Vice President and a majority of the President’s Cabinet declare the president unfit, allowing the Vice President to becomes acting president.
      • On Monday, the House will vote on a bill calling on Vice President Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment.