Republican Sen. Ben Sasse has stated that he will not rule out throwing his support behind the impeachment and removal of President Trump from office due to his behavior during the Capitol Hill siege.
Sasse, from Nebraska, recently spoke with conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt where he stated that he’s investigating if President Trump resisted deploying the National Guard during the time when angry protesters stormed the Capitol building on Wednesday, where a joint session of Congress was to be held to certify the Electoral College vote.
“That’s what I’ve been working on last night and this morning,” Sasse added. “I want to understand more about why the National Guard wasn’t deployed when there had been clear calls for it. And then why that delay happened. So there are more things that I need to understand before I get to a conclusion or judgment about that. But I think that the question of was the president derelict in his duty — that’s not an open question. He was.”
In addition, Sasse said Trump “incited” the violence by encouraging his followers at a rally on Wednesday to head to the Capitol, but he admitted he is not a lawyer who is employing a legal term.advertisement — content continues below
Democrats in the House are already going forward to introduce articles of impeachment, despite the fact Trump only has two weeks left in office, as new reports emerge that Vice President Pence is not on board with invoking the 25th Amendment to remove him from office.
If the House does manage to impeach the president, a total of 67 senators will be need to convict him and remove him from his position. Sen. Mitt Romney of Utah was the only GOP vote during the first impeachment this time last year, making him the first Republican senator to vote to oust someone from his own party.