EYEWITNESS NEWS (WBRE/WYOU-TV) — While President-elect Joe Biden is working on his transition to the presidency, the Republican Party is in its own transition.
On Sunday, Republican Pennsylvania Senator Pat Toomey joined Alaska’s Lisa Murkowski in calling on President Donald Trump to resign as he faces possible second impeachment, leaving many questioning the future of the Republican Party.
“Well I think the best way for our country Chuck is for the president to resign and go away as soon as possible,” Toomey said on Meet the Press Sunday. “I think what he did this past week is wildly different than the offensive tweets, that were common, during his presidency,” Toomey said.
Senator Toomey says resignation is the best path forward. In light of the recent events other local Republicans are now beginning to talk about the path forward for the Republican Party.
“It’s an upsetting time. I am very upset as the people’s representative,” Dan Meuser, (R) 9th District, said.
Eyewitness News spoke to Rep. Dan Meuser on Monday regarding the path forward for the republican party, and what the party needs to be about, including “law and order”. He says the GOP needs to be a party that is not about vindictiveness and demonizing.
“We had a very serious set back, call it for the party, call it for our country on January 6th. We need to be the party of law and order that had a set back on January 6th, to say the least. We need to be the party of policy that is best for the vast majority of Americans,” Meuser said.
As President Trump faces a possible second impeachment, Meuser says it is too soon to announce how he would vote before hearing what is brought to the floor.
“It is I mean, obviously, I am going to review what it is that we are going to bring to the floor. There is some talk that it would be a censorship, but again President Trump is out of office in nine days,” Meuser said.
According to the Associated Press, House members are planning to return to Washington, D.C. on Tuesday evening and could consider impeachment as early as Wednesday.