Retiring Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA) spoke out on Friday to say that former President Donald Trump should not be the Republican presidential nominee in 2024. It should be noted that Toomey was one of the Republican senators who voted to impeach Trump in his second impeachment trial last month.
Toomey made his latest comments on this while appearing on Fox News Channel’s “Your World with Neil Cavuto.”
“I know you’re leaving the Senate,” host Neil Cavuto said. “You got into a storm of controversy with your own state GOP because you voted to convict the president in the impeachment trial in the Senate. Do you look back at that and have any regrets and the wrath you have received for that vote and the criticism of the president and others?”
“I did what I thought was right,” Toomey replied. “Over time what Republicans will do is we’ll acknowledge and recognize, as most already do, that there were some tremendous accomplishments by the Trump administration during those four years, but in my view, the behavior of the president after the election, culminating on January 6, was completely unacceptable. And I think I did the right thing.”
“Do you believe he should run and deserves to run for president if he wants to? Would you support him if he were your nomination?” Cavuto questioned.
“I don’t think he can be the nominee,” Toomey responded. “Look what happened. He won the election in 2016, and then we lost the House. And then he cost us the White House, which was a very winnable race. And then he cost us control of the Senate by what he did in Georgia. I think with that kind of track record. It’s not likely that he’ll be the nominee.”
“If he were, would you support him?” Cavuto asked, to which Toomey replied, “I don’t see that happening.”
This comes days after we reported that Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) officially endorsed Trump, should he run again in 2024.
“[H]e’s the leader of the conservative movement,” Jordan said of Trump. “He’s the leader of the America first movement, and he is the leader of the Republican Party.”
“And I hope, and you know, I hope — like I said yesterday, I hope on January 20, 2025 he’s, once again, will be the leader of our country,” he added. “I hope he runs, but he’s definitely the leader of our party.”
“We need to stay together, and the vast, vast, vast majority of our party supports President Trump as our leader,” Jordan said.