Sen. Angus King, and Independent from Maine, said there is "no upside... no reason" for President Trump to continue to receive classified briefings once he is out of office, citing "a grave danger of him inadvertently or willfully revealing classified information that would compromise sources and methods."
King said Trump's "history of being fast and loose with intelligence data" should make it "an easy decision" for President-elect Joe Biden to bar his predecessor from what is traditionally a "courtesy" read-in.
This comes in the aftermath of Wednesday's historic second impeachment of the president by the House of Representatives for allegedly inciting the Capitol insurrection on Jan 6.
The Senate is expected to begin their trial after Biden is sworn in Jan. 20 but King believes two key pieces of evidence are still needed to convince enough Republicans to vote to convict.
"If... two things are validated, that he knew that there was a danger of violence and he willfully and consciously refrained from stopping it, I think that could change some minds," he said.
Hear Sen. King's comments: