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GOP senator: Trump should 'finish' remainder of presidency without further incident

Missouri Republican Sen. Roy BluntRoy Dean BluntBipartisan Senate gang to talk with Biden aide on coronavirus relief A Day in Photos: The Biden Inauguration GOP senator calls Biden's COVID-19 relief plan a 'non-starter' MORE rejected calls for President TrumpDonald TrumpIran's leader vows 'revenge,' posting an image resembling Trump Former Sanders spokesperson: Biden 'backing away' from 'populist offerings' Justice Dept. to probe sudden departure of US attorney in Atlanta after Trump criticism MORE to resign on Sunday, arguing instead that Trump should serve the remainder of his term in office without further fanning the flames of divisiveness.

Blunt, who was not among the GOP senators who objected to the certification of either Arizona or Pennsylvania's election results last week, told CBS's Margaret Brennan that he would not join his colleagues such as Sen. Lisa MurkowskiLisa Ann MurkowskiFor Biden, a Senate trial could aid bipartisanship around COVID relief Bipartisan Senate gang to talk with Biden aide on coronavirus relief The Hill's Morning Report - Biden takes office, calls for end to 'uncivil war' MORE (R-Alaska) in demanding Trump's resignation.

"Well, it would be up to him, but my view would be is what the president should do is finish the last 10 days of his presidency," Blunt said.

"So, no?" Brennan asked.

"No," Blunt responded.

Blunt was one of a number of GOP lawmakers who raised questions about Biden's election win in the days following the November election but in December said that Biden was "clearly a constitutional president-elect" following the Electoral College vote certifying Biden's victory.

In a statement early Thursday morning following the riot that overtook the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, Blunt said that there was "not sufficient evidence to sustain the objections" raised by the president and other Republicans to his defeat.

“Today’s outrageous attack on the Capitol was a sad day for America. But we will move forward and we will continue living up to the example of democracy we have long set for the world," Blunt added in the statement.