Republican group calls for 'President Pence' amid impeachment trial

A GOP group headed by former Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol is calling on the Senate to oust President TrumpDonald John TrumpIllinois governor says state has gotten 10 percent of medical equipments it's requested Biden leads Trump by 6 points in national poll Tesla offers ventilators free of cost to hospitals, Musk says MORE and confirm Vice President Pence as his successor.

In a press release, Defending Democracy Together spokesman Tim Miller highlighted the creation of presidentpence.com, a website that encourages visitors to show support for Pence, whom the site describes as a "lifelong conservative Republican" who "doesn't grab women by ... anything."

An ad released alongside the website adds that Pence doesn't "brag about sexually assaulting women."

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"President Trump’s defenders have endlessly repeated the preposterous claim that impeaching and removing a president undoes an election, as if that weird inauguration and the midterm elections where Republicans got throttled never happened," Miller said.

"Removing the President doesn’t overturn the election. It won’t put Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonBiden's pick for vice president doesn't matter much GOP challenger seizes on outrage against Massie Juan Williams: Mueller, one year on MORE or Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiOvernight Health Care: White House projects grim death toll from coronavirus | Trump warns of 'painful' weeks ahead | US surpasses China in official virus deaths | CDC says 25 percent of cases never show symptoms 14 things to know for today about coronavirus Hillicon Valley: Trump, telecom executives talk coronavirus response | Pelosi pushes funding for mail-in voting | New York AG wants probe into firing of Amazon worker | Marriott hit by another massive breach MORE in the White House. Instead it will give us President Mike PenceMichael (Mike) Richard PenceConstruction continues despite rising concerns over coronavirus Biden's pick for vice president doesn't matter much Sheldon Adelson donating 2M masks to first responders: report MORE. And while Pence isn’t the president of anyone’s dreams, he isn’t Donald Trump either. So there’s that," he continued.

Kristol, one of the president's "Never Trump" conservative critics, has also worked to support 2020 primary challengers to Trump, a move that has earned little support among mainstream Republicans.

Former Rep. Joe WalshJoe WalshTrump becomes presumptive GOP nominee after sweeping primaries Trump sweeps through mini-Super Tuesday primaries Trump glides to victory in Super Tuesday GOP primaries MORE (Ill.) and former Massachusetts Gov. Bill WeldWilliam (Bill) WeldTrump becomes presumptive GOP nominee after sweeping primaries Trump sweeps through mini-Super Tuesday primaries Trump glides to victory in Super Tuesday GOP primaries MORE are both seeking to prise the GOP nomination from Trump, but several state Republicans parties have moved to make Trump the only candidate on their ballot.

Updated at 3:00 p.m. 1/24/2020