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Sunday shows – Capitol siege, Trump future dominate

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The deadly siege at the U.S. Capitol last week and President Trump’s future dominated the Sunday political talk shows.

Multiple guests said the president should resign after his supporters stormed the Capitol during the process to certify President-elect Joe Biden’s win.

Read The Hill’s full coverage below.

GOP senator: It would be best for Trump ‘to resign and go away as soon as possible’
By JOHN BOWDEN
 
GOP Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) said on two Sunday shows that he agrees with calls for the president to leave office immediately, rather than remaining in the White House until his term expires next week.

Speaking on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Toomey said that he agreed with his colleague, Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), who called for the president to resign immediately.

“I think the best way for our country, Chuck, is for the president to resign and go away as soon as possible,” the senator said.

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Ocasio-Cortez: Every minute Trump stays in office ‘represents a clear and present danger’
By JOSEPH CHOI 
 
“I absolutely believe that impeachment should be scheduled for several reasons. One, of course, our main priority is to ensure the removal of Donald Trump as president of the United States,” the New York Democrat said. “Every minute and every hour that he is in office represents a clear and present danger, not just to the United States Congress but frankly to the country.”
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Kinzinger: Trump’s resignation would be ‘best thing for the country to heal’
By JOSEPH CHOI
 
Republican Rep. Adam Kinzinger (Ill.) on Sunday said that President Trump’s removal from office would be “the best thing for the country to heal.”
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Coons: Trump has ‘lost the right to be president’
By JOHN BOWDEN
 
Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.) called on President Trump to resign or be removed from office on Sunday, telling CBS’s Margaret Brennan that Trump had “lost the right to be president” after a violent riot overwhelmed the U.S. Capitol.
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Mulvaney predicts conservatives will move on from Trump
By ZACK BUDRYK
 
Former White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney predicted people who are ideologically aligned with President Trump will move on from Trump himself amid widespread condemnation of the president over last week’s violent riots at the U.S. Capitol.
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Mulvaney: Earlier Trump controversies were ‘policy differences’ or ‘stylistic,’ but ‘Wednesday was existential’
By ZACK BUDRYK
 
Former White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney, who resigned as envoy to Northern Ireland over President Trump’s handling of the deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol, on Sunday defended remaining in the administration through earlier controversies.
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Jeffries: ‘Trump may be in the Twitter penalty box, but he still has access to the nuclear codes’
By ZACK BUDRYK
 
House Democratic Caucus Chair Hakeem Jeffries (N.Y.) on Sunday argued for the necessity of impeaching President Trump a second time, saying he remains an “existential threat” despite the imminent end of his presidency.
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Clyburn: House has responsibility to impeach Trump over Georgia call
By JOHN BOWDEN 
 
Rep. James Clyburn (R-S.C.), said Sunday that House lawmakers have a responsibility to stick up for the integrity of federal elections with an impeachment of the president over his phone call with Georgia officials.
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Christie: If Trump’s actions aren’t impeachable, ‘then I don’t really know what is’
By JOSEPH CHOI
 
Former Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said on Sunday that he believed President Trump’s actions before supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol last week amounted to an “impeachable offense.”
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Former NYPD head calls for 9/11-style commission to investigate Capitol riot
By CELINE CASTRONUOVO
 
Former New York City Police Commissioner Bill Bratton on Sunday urged for the creation of a commission similar to the one that investigated the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks to investigate Wednesday’s pro-Trump riot at the Capitol.
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Manchin won’t say whether he supports $2K checks, says untargeted relief ‘not who we are’
By JOHN BOWDEN
 
Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin (W.V.) dodged a question from CNN’s Jake Tapper on Sunday over whether he would support a second round of stimulus checks for Americans totaling $2,000, but indicated his opposition to providing relief to Americans already receiving aid.
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Tags Adam Kinzinger Capitol breach Chris Christie Chris Coons Donald Trump Hakeem Jeffries Jake Tapper Joe Biden Joe Manchin Lisa Murkowski Mick Mulvaney Pat Toomey Sunday shows

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