Wall Street Journal editor Gerry Baker is now saying there is a “very strong case” to be made for President Trump to resign from office with a week left in his term however the editor stopped short of fulling endorsing the idea.
Fox News reports:
Trump is facing the sharpest political backlash of his presidency in its concluding days after a mob of his fervent supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol in a deadly melee last week. Several conservative outlets and commentators have called for his impeachment, removal and disqualification from holding future office, while Baker’s Wall Street Journal editorial board called on him to resign last week for his sake and the country’s.
“There’s a week to go,” Baker said on “America’s Newsroom.” “I’m not sure. The Wall Street Journal editorial page, where I work, has argued that very strongly, and I think there’s a very strong case to be made for that. I think there are questions, then, about what happens after that happens.”
Baker argued in a separate column on Monday that conservatives should cease engaging in “whataboutism” in the wake of last week’s riots, which were spurred on by Trump and his allies‘ wild claims of massive electoral fraud and efforts to overturn President-elect Joe Biden’s victory.
“Let’s get through the next week, but the conservative movement as it mobilizes to challenge what is now complete Democratic control of Washington, the conservative movement does need to mobilize effectively, and in order to do that it needs to reflect on what’s happened in the past two months and win back the confidence of many, many Americans,” Baker said.
The House has filed an Article of Impeachment against President Trump for insurrection. The House is set to begin debate Wednesday morning.