Toomey added that he does not know whether it is “possible or practical” to continue the impeachment process as Trump only has 11 days in office before President-elect Joe Biden is sworn in on Jan. 20.
“I’m not sure if it’s desirable to force him what, a day or two or three before the day he’ll be done anyway,” Toomey said. “So I’m not sure this is the best way to go.”
Toomey said he did not know if impeachment trials would land in the Senate before inauguration day, but was concerned that House Democrats might “politicize” the issue.
“I don’t know what they’re going to send, and one of the things that honestly worries me is whether the House would be completely politicizing something,” he said.
House Democrats are move quickly towards impeachmentHouse spokeswoman Nancy Pelosi called on Trump to resign Friday but said Democrats would “keep every option” if he didn’t.
While Senate Republicans have so far been largely opposed to the impeachment call, Toomey isn’t the first GOP lawmaker to express openness to the idea.
Senator Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) Said Friday he would consider Trump’s removal, and Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) called on the president to step down, despite not mentioning the impeachment.