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‘He’s on his own’: Republicans begin to flee from Trump

The consequence of President Trump’s actions on Wednesday as a mob of his supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol and incited a domestic insurrection are coming to fruition over the past few days. He has been banned from communicating on social media platforms, has experienced mass resignations from his inner circle/government, and now his own party is turning on him.

From the Associated Press:

President Donald Trump’s steadfast grip on Republicans in Washington is beginning to crumble, leaving him more politically isolated than at any other point in his turbulent administration.

After riling up a crowd that later staged a violent siege of the U.S. Capitol, Trump appears to have lost some of his strongest allies, including South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham. Two Cabinet members and at least a half dozen aides have resigned. A handful of congressional Republicans are openly considering whether to join a renewed push for impeachment. 

One GOP senator who has split with Trump in the past called on him to resign and questioned whether she would stay in the party

“I want him out,” Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska told The Anchorage Daily News. “He has caused enough damage.”

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