On Sunday, Republican Senator Pat Toomey said that President Donald Trump should accept the outcome of the 2020 election.
The GOP senator made his comments during an interview on “Fox News Sunday.”
Watch the entire interview below.
When asked about President Trump and his attitude about the election, Toomey said, “I think the president should accept the outcome of the election.”
“He had every right to challenge these votes, he had every right to recounts and to litigate,” Toomey continued.
“He has done all of those things in my state of Pennsylvania,” the senator added.
“He’s drawn conservative Republican judges who’ve dismissed these cases for a lack of any credible evidence.”
Toomey defended President Trump’s pardon of former national security adviser Michael Flynn, but criticized some of the other pardons Trump has issued.
The senator said, “I think it’s a misuse of the power” referring to those pardoned merely because they have a connection to the President.
Toomey vaguely compared the Trump pardons he criticized with former President Bill Clinton’s pardon of financier Marc Rich in 2001.
“I mean, my goodness, we have tax fraud and bank fraud, witness tampering, obstruction of justice, but because they were close to the president they got pardoned,” the senator said.
In addition to Flynn, some of Trump’s pardons have included:
Toomey was asked if presidential pardons should be restricted, the senator seemed skeptical. “It’s a good discussion to have but it’s a tough call,” Toomey said. “I think it would be very challenging.”
When the issue of more possible pardons by President Trump was brought up, Toomey replied, “The president is often unpredictable.”
Watch the interview here:
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