“For four years he posted abusive and obnoxious tweets, sometimes dozens a day,” Toomey replied. “I’ve never felt, and I still don’t believe, that it was my job to be the editor of his Twitter feed, even though I was very critical of it. However, this begs the question why 75 million people choose this man who voted whose character is flawed were always very obvious? 75 million Americans are not stupid. They are not evil. ”
Toomey said voters “looked at a choice we had: between an increasingly radical left-wing Democratic Party and a man who is very, very flawed, but with whom we actually had a very substantial success in the early parts of his government to have”. including a strong economy and peace agreements in the Middle East.
But the Senator described last week’s events as “orders of magnitude more egregious than anything we have ever seen Donald Trump before.” Pro-Donald Trump rioters stormed the Capitol on Wednesday, forcing lawmakers, staff and reporters to seek refuge, and throwing the Capitol in deadly chaos. Five people died.
Toomey has previously said Trump “committed criminal acts” by instigating the deadly insurrection, and on Sunday he reiterated that Trump should resign – in line with his Republican colleague, Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski.
“I think at this point, with only a few days left, it’s the best way forward, the best way to get this person in the rearview mirror for us – that could happen right away,” he said. “I’m not optimistic. But I think that would be the best way forward.”
Toomey similarly said on NBC News’ Meet the Press on Sunday that the best path for the country was for the president to resign and “go away as soon as possible,” though he reiterated that it was unlikely.
Toomey also said Sunday that the president’s actions had banned him from running again.
“I don’t think he’s elected in any way. And I don’t think he’s going to have anything like the kind of influence he’s had over the Republican Party in the future,” he said on CNN.