“He’s made it pretty difficult to gain support. As you can tell there’s some support that will never go away, but I think that is a shrinking population and probably shrinks a little bit after this week,” said Sen. Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.), who has aligned himself closely with Trump since being elected in 2018.
Sen. Mike Braun (R-Ind.), asked about the chance that Trump would go on a victory lap, floated that Trump should carefully consider next steps.
“I think whatever the president intends to do in the future would take a lot of soul searching. …I am more concerned about how we rebuild the party in a way that brings in more people to it,” added Braun, who voted to acquit Trump…
“The president has very badly damaged his reputation. … He’ll be remembered throughout history as the president who resorted to non-legal steps to try to hold on to power,” Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.), one of the seven GOP senators, said.