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Patrick Toomey

Patrick Toomey
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Junior U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania
From: January 5, 2011 – present
Predecessor Arlen Specter
Successor Incumbent (no successor)
U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania's 15th Congressional District
From: January 3, 1999 – January 3, 2005
Predecessor Paul McHale
Successor Charlie Dent
Information
Party Republican
Spouse(s) Kris Toomey
Religion Roman Catholic

Patrick Joseph “Pat” Toomey, born November 17, 1961 (age 59), is the junior, second-term Republican United States Senator from Pennsylvania and was previously a three-term Congressman from Pennsylvania's 15th Congressional District from 1999 through 2005. A globalist who is in liberal denial about election fraud, Toomey voted for a costly and unconstitutional impeachment trial after President Trump left office, and was unanimously censured by the Pennsylvania Clarion County GOP for that. Four more Pennsylvania GOP counties further censured Toomey.

Toomey rode the coattails of Donald Trump in 2016 to win a tight reelection, in which Trump outran Toomey by nearly 20,000 votes.[1] Toomey lagged significantly behind Trump in the northeastern and rural areas, while running somewhat ahead in small, southeast pockets of the state including suburban Bucks County and Chester County. In 2020, Toomey announced that he will not run for reelection 2022,[2] despite being only 58 years old at the time. While pretending to be transparent in announcing that he would retire early, Toomey did not disclose which lucrative jobs he is considering taking after he leaves the Senate prior to a typical retirement age.[3] Toomey also delayed saying the voted for Trump — who won his state — until the afternoon of the election in 2016.[4]

Despite how there was no signature verification on any of 2.6 million mail-in ballots in Pennsylvania in the 2020 presidential election — verification that has resulted in rejecting up to 4.5% of such ballots as improper in prior elections — anti-Trump Toomey declared, “There’s simply no evidence anyone has shown me of any widespread corruption or fraud.”[5]

Toomey has been openly critical of Trump at times despite winning his seat because of Trump's coattails. Toomey declined to participate or support the Senate hearing in December 2020 concerning election fraud in the presidential election.[6] Toomey declared that Joe Biden won without addressing the many issues of improper ballots in Pennsylvania and other swing states,[7] even after a Pennsylvania Superior Court held that millions of mail-in ballots in Pennsylvania were unconstitutional.[8]

Sen. Toomey claimed on January 9, 2021 that Trump supposedly had committed "impeachable offenses".[9] He was one of just five RINOs on January 26, 2021 to vote against an amendment introduced by Rand Paul declaring the second sham impeachment against Trump as being unconstitutional.[10]

Electoral background

In 2004, Toomey attempted to unseat the entrenched Arlen Specter from his Senate seat in the Republican primary. Despite being outspent by Specter, who as a liberal also received newspaper endorsements, Toomey lost the primary by merely 2% of the vote. He served as the president of the globalist Club for Growth from 2005–2009.

In April 2009, Toomey announced that he would make a second attempt for the U.S. Senate, against thirty-year incumbent, since-Democrat Arlen Specter. Winning the Republican primary by a large margin, Democrat Joe Sestak defeated Specter in the Democrat primary, and Toomey defeated Sestak in the fall.

While Toomey styled himself as a conservative and a strong advocate for limited government, tax cuts, and reduced wasteful spending, Toomey supported gun control by co-sponsoring the Manchin-Toomey gun-grab bill with Democrat Joe Manchin.[11]

References

  1. 2016 Pennsylvania Results
  2. Two references:
  3. Everett, Burgess (October 5, 2020). Sen. Pat Toomey to retire from politics in blow to GOP. Politico. Retrieved December 20, 2020.
  4. Toomey waited until just before polls closed to say he voted for Trump
  5. Mcall news
  6. Lucas, Fred (December 16, 2020). 7 Takeaways From a Senate Panel’s Hearing on Election Fraud. Daily Signal. Retrieved December 20, 2020.
  7. Mcardle, Mairead (November 22, 2020). GOP Senator Pat Toomey Congratulates Biden, Urges Trump to Accept Election Results. National Review. Retrieved December 20, 2020.
  8. The Democrat-controlled Supreme Court of Pennsylvania overturned the decision based on a procedural technicality (laches).
  9. Bolton, Alexander (January 9, 2021). GOP senator: Trump 'committed impeachable offenses'. The Hill. Retrieved January 9, 2021.
  10. Carney, Jourdain (January 26, 2021). Just five GOP senators vote Trump impeachment trial is constitutional. The Hill. Retrieved January 26, 2021.
  11. Manchin-Toomey Background Checks Bill Released (FULL TEXT)

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