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WATCH: Pat Toomey Admits Donald Trump Was “At The Heart Of” A “Terrible Episode In American History”

It seems Pat Toomey (R-PA) is ready (as are many Republicans) to hear the end of investigations into the January insurrection attempt. Still, he’s able to admit Donald Trump’s substantial role, even describing the former president as being “at the heart of” what he describes as “a terrible episode” in American history. Still, he says he’d prefer a focus on what he says President Biden is getting wrong, instead.

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 appeared on CNN Sunday morning, and Jake Tapper questioned him regarding Kevin McCarthy’s decision to completely pull out of the January 6 committee, rather than accept that he wouldn’t be allowed to curate a team that could derail it from its purpose. Tapper asked what could be concluded from the fact that Republicans fear this investigation reflecting poorly on their party, and Toomey responded, trying to deflect, but also placing Trump at the center of the attack.

“I think it is a constant reminder about a terrible episode in our history, which Donald Trump was at the heart of, rather than looking at the policies of the current president.”

Meanwhile, Trump, who has faced no consequences thus far for riling up his base and encouraging them to “fight” to keep COngress from certifying the election results continues to spout the same lies and rhetoric.

In the clips above, he can be seen speaking at a Saturday rally, encouraging voters to remove any Republicans who don’t also push his election lies, and reiterating his false claim that he won the 2020 election “six months ago” — which seems to support that his attack on American democracy isn’t an “episode in history” but an ongoing current event.



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