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Toomey Calls for Trump to Resign

Sen. Pat Toomey is calling for President Donald Trump to resign from office following the riots in Washington D.C. on Wednesday. 

Toomey shared this message on CNN’s State of the Union with Jake Tapper and NBC’s Meet the Press on Sunday morning. 

“The best way for our country,” Toomey said on NBC News is “for the president to resign and go away as soon as possible. I acknowledge that may not be likely but that would be best.”

He cited Trump’s behavior as the reason he should resign. 

Toomey is the second GOP Senator to call for Trump to resign and the first Republican elected official in Pennsylvania urging the president to step down. 

On Saturday, Toomey told Fox News that he believes Trump committed impeachable offenses. 

Toomey also took aim at fellow GOP Sens. Ted Cruz and Josh Hawley during his interview on NBC News for their role objecting to awarding the state electors for various states. 

“They’re going to have a lot of soul searching to do,” Toomey said. “The problem is they were complicit in the big lie, this lie that Donald Trump won in a landslide and it was all stolen.” 

Toomey didn’t call for either Cruz or Hawley to be removed from the Senate, like some Democrats have urged, although he said they will pay a price for their role in falsely claiming the election was stolen away from Trump. 

“I think they’re going to pay a very heavy price,” Toomey said. 

Eight members of Pennsylvania’s congressional delegation, all Republican, voted to object to counting Pennsylvania’s electoral votes for President-elect Joe Biden. Toomey and Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (R-Bucks) were the lone Republicans in the state’s congressional delegation to support certifying the state’s electoral votes for Biden.

5 Responses

  1. I’m embarrassed to reveal I actually voted for this guy, now the BFF of ultra left winger Chuck E. Todd. Toomey cannot be gone too soon. We need a real Conservative to occupy his seat, a person who unashamedly supports the policies of our great President Trump.

    1. You may want to fact check this, but I think we just had an election where the state said no to Trump. Also, we ran a conservative for gov- Scott Wagner. The state said no to him too.

      I think you want a moderate right leaning candidate based on the most recent election results

  2. I, and many others, have been calling for Toomey to resign for years. He never did. This insurrection is what he helped foster. Now he wants to pretend to be decent.

    1. No. He didn’t, ya shitbird. He has called out this BS.

      Most Republicans wanted nothing to do with it. You can complain they didn’t do enough, but Toomey was out there about it being bogus and Orange fat man bad.

  3. Pat Toomey remains a complete hypocrite on his own role in enabling Trump and his minions (because all that mattered to Toomey was tax-cuts for the rich and conservative judges that would block the rights of women and minorities). This is the same Pat Toomey who wouldn’t even meet with Merrick Garland, but was all aboard for Amy Coney Barrett’s rapid installment.

    Pat says they should pay a “heavy” price (someday).. but is unwilling to participate in that paying by voting their seditious asses out of the Senate.

    But, the REAL hypocrisy is Toomey stating that Trump committed “impeachable offenses”, when the entire basis of the first impeachment trial was Trump pressuring a foreign leader into making up dirt on Biden to interfere in our elections.

    Toomey refused to vote for impeachment then, which emboldened Trump to commit more election crimes like interfering with the post office mail delivery to sabotage mail-in voting, concerted efforts to undermine public trust in elections, and pressuring election officials in Georgia and elsewhere. This pressure was not only direct (and improper) communications, but vilifying them publicly to endanger their lives from him mob.

    Pat Toomey should resign and let Gov Wolf replace him with a patriotic American. Toomey is a disgrace to Pennsylvania, and every day he stays in office is an insult to our commonwealth.

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