“If they come together and have a process, I will definitely consider whatever articles they might move, because as I told you I believe the president has disregarded his oath of office,” Sasse told CBS News. “He swore an oath to the American people to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution. He acted against that. What he did was wicked.”
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Several Republicans have denounced Trump after a “Stop the Steal” rally in Washington, D.C. devolved into chaos when a rogue group of rioters stormed the U.S. Capitol building, forcing lawmakers to flee and stop the certification of the Electoral College’s votes for Joe Biden.
Sasse, however, is one of the only congressional Republicans who has said he would consider voting to remove Trump.
Sasse did hedge a bit, suggesting it might not be in the country’s best interests to impeach Trump since he is only in office for 12 more days.
“The question is more of a prudential question. What is the best thing for America in 2022 or 2032. The question isn’t what’s best for Donald Trump,” Sasse said.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said on Thursday that if Vice President Mike Pence does not meet with Trump’s Cabinet and invoke the 25th Amendment to remove Trump, the House will draw up articles of impeachment.
“Today, following the president’s dangerous and seditious acts, Republicans in Congress need to follow that example and call on Trump to depart his office — immediately,” Pelosi said in a statement. “If the president does not leave office imminently and willingly, the Congress will proceed with our action.”