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GOP Senator Pat Toomey Says There’s No Way Trump Should Be 2024 Nominee

During Donald Trump’s second impeachment trial, Republicans had a rare opportunity. Not only could they punish the former president for his misdeeds, they could have also ended his political career. 7 Republican senators chose to do so.

WASHINGTON, DC – DECEMBER 10: Commissioner Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA) speaks during a hearing before the Congressional Oversight Commission at Dirksen Senate Office Building December 10, 2020 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. The commission held a hearing on “Examination of Loans to Businesses Critical to Maintaining National Security.” (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Pat Toomey was one of them. While the Pennsylvania senator was soon to retire, he came out strongly against Trump And he did so again during a recent interview.

Toomey told CNBC, “President Trump did bring people to our party, especially working-class, blue-collar voters. That trend was under way, those folks were coming to the Republican Party for years, but he accelerated it dramatically. He did it in some respects by adopting some new policies. In other ways though, it was stylistic. It was the fact that he was aggressively pushing back against people that were seen to be on the other side — the left, many elements of the media. So yeah, I think that the future of our party is to be a party of ideas, and not to be a party about any one individual, and I think we will learn a lot from the next set of primaries.”

The senator was then asked if he would be unhappy if Trump was the 2024 nominee. “Yes,” he responded, “I think after what happened post-2020 election, I think the president’s behavior was completely unacceptable, so I don’t think he should be the nominee to lead the party in 2024. [There are] many many other potential candidates who could do a fantastic job.”

 



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