By Mark StrassmannJanuary 16, 2021 06:57:16The New York Times, the Associated Press and the CBS are all calling for President Donald Trump to step down after a tumultuous month, as Republicans seek to impeach him.
The Associated Press said Trump should step down at the beginning of the week.
The Times wrote: “The American people deserve a full accounting of the events of this month, beginning with Mr. Trump’s behavior in his first weeks in office.
He should resign.
He has shown himself to be unfit to serve.”
The CBS, in a report published Monday, said Trump’s “controversy is a distraction from what should be a major focus of our attention: the nation’s health care crisis and the need to create new standards for private insurance.”CBS News said the Trump administration is “unwilling to accept the responsibility for its role in the country’s chronic health care problem and the nation is facing unprecedented costs.”
It continued: “Mr. Trump has repeatedly said he would never resign.
But if he does, he should step aside, even as he seeks to end his presidency with an electoral victory that could propel him into the White House.”ABC News wrote that Trump’s resignation is “not just a matter of politics.
It’s a matter for a president to demonstrate leadership and demonstrate his values.”CNN, which is owned by Time Warner, wrote in a tweet Monday that it’s “deeply disappointed” in the White Houses handling of the opioid crisis.
It wrote: The crisis has caused unprecedented pain, suffering and devastation to so many people, including many Americans who have been counting on the White States health care system to provide a lifeline.
The president’s failure to act has led to an unacceptable public health crisis that will take years to address.
The President has the moral authority to step aside and allow a new administration to take charge.
The Associated Press reported Monday that Democrats and some Republicans in Congress have called for Trump’s impeachment over his handling of opioid and guns laws.
The AP said Trump is “in danger of becoming an embarrassment to his party.”
The Washington Post reported Tuesday that Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer called for an impeachment vote Monday.CNN said the CNN story was inaccurate, saying it “is not clear whether the Democrats are suggesting Trump should resign from office or that he should be impeached for violating Senate rules.”CNN said it “has no idea” if Democrats have “a clear plan” to take on Trump.
“The Senate has not voted on impeachment for months.
Democrats in the Senate have said repeatedly that they would take up impeachment,” the CNN article said.CNN’s Brian Stelter also tweeted that it would “not surprise us if the Democrats start talking about impeachment now, just as they were doing before.”
Stelter said that if Democrats take up the idea, it “would likely come out of the Republican side of the aisle.”ABC reported that Senate Democrats “are preparing a resolution for debate next week calling for impeachment of Trump.”
“The Democrats have taken a big step to impeaching Trump by going ahead and doing it in the Republican Senate, but they’re not done yet,” CNN’s Strassman said.
Strassman, ABC’s Chris Cuomo and the Associated Post’s Mark Strathmann contributed to this report.