But Toomi added that he did not know whether it was “possible or practical” to continue the impeachment process, given that Trump had only 11 days left in office before President-elect Joe Biden was sworn in on January 20th.
“I’m not sure it’s desirable to try to force him out, what, a day or two or three before the day he’ll end anyway,” Toomi said. “So I’m not aware that this is the best way forward.”
Toomi said he did not know whether impeachment items would land on the Senate floor before Acting Day, but expressed concern that House Democrats could “politicize”
“I don’t know what they will send, and one of the things I’m worried about, to be honest, is whether the Chamber will completely politicize something,” he said.
They are the late Democrats moves quickly to impeachment, on Monday with Parliament Speaker Nancy Pelosi called on Trump to resign, but said Democrats would “keep every opportunity” if he did not.
While Republicans in the Senate have so far been largely opposed to impeachment, Toomi is not the first Republican to express openness to the idea.
Senator Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) Said Friday he would consider removing Trump, and Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) called on the president to resign, though he did not mention impeachment.