"I think he should go. He said he's not going to show up. He's not going to show up at the inauguration. He's not been focused on what's going on with COVID. He's either played golf or he has "been inside the oval office and fumbled and threw every single person who has been loyal and faithful to him under the bus, and started with the vice president," Murkowski told the newspaper.
"He will not stay there. He will only stay there for the title. He will only stay there for his ego. He needs to get out. He needs to do good, but I do not think he is capable of to do a good thing, "Murkowski said.
Murkowski joins more than two dozen Senate Democrats in calling for Trump's dismissal, but breaks new ground among Senate Republicans who, at best, have publicly considered such a move.
Sen. Ben Sasse of Nebraska, who voted to acquit the president during the Senate indictment last year but is also a frequent Trump critic, said Friday he would "definitely consider" accusations from the House in an interview with CBS.
"The House, if they come together and have a process, I will definitely consider what articles they have to move because I, as I have told you, believe that the President has ignored his office," he said. [1
Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, a close Trump ally who was critical of him this week, said in a Twitter thread on Friday that accusing Trump in his last days would "do more harm than good" and would be "unsuccessful. "in the Senate. At a Thursday conference, however, Graham said of the 25th amendment that he does not "think it is appropriate at this time, adding that" if something else happens, all options will be on the table. "
This story has been updated with further information.
CNN's Caroline Kelly and Sam Fossum contributed to this report.