On Sunday, Republican Senator Pat Toomey said President Donald Trump should accept the 2020 election result.
The GOP Senator spoke out during an interview on Fox News Sunday.
Check out the entire interview below.
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When asked about President Trump and his attitude towards the election, Toomey said, "I think the president should accept the result of the election."
"He had every right to challenge those votes, he had every right to recount and litigate," Toomey continued.
"He did all of these things in my state of Pennsylvania," added the senator.
"He has drawn Conservative Republican judges who dismissed these cases for lack of credible evidence."
On Fox, GOP PA Sen Toomey says to colleague Mike Emanuel, "I think the president should accept the election result." Notes that Trump's cases have been rejected by "conservative" judges in PA
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Toomey believes Trump went too far with pardons
Toomey defended President Trump's pardon on former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn, but criticized some of the other pardons Trump has issued.
The senator said, "I think it is an abuse of power," referring to those who have been pardoned simply because they have a connection with the president.
Toomey vaguely compared the Trump pardons he criticized to the 2001 pardon for former President Bill Clinton from financier Marc Rich.
"I mean, my goodness, we have tax and banking fraud, witness manipulation, obstruction of justice, but because they were close to the president, they were pardoned," said the senator.
GOP Senator apologized over Trump: "It's legal, it's constitutional, but I think it's an abuse of power" https://t.co/uNRgcAwseq >> <> Pennsylvania. You chose that. I know. Many of us supported him. Never again if he chooses to run for something else.
– Bo Snerdley (@BoSnerdley) December 27, 2020
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Toomey: "The President is often unpredictable"
Aside from Flynn, some of Trump's pardons have included:
His former campaign manager Paul Manafort
Charles Kushner, the father of his son-in-law Jared Kushner
Former Republican Congressmen Chris Collins, Duncan Hunter, Steve Stockman, and Mark Sijander
Roger Stone, Alex Van Der Zwaan and George Papadopoulos who were part of the Müller Russia investigation.
Toomey was asked if the president's pardon should be curtailed, the senator appeared skeptical. "It's a good discussion, but it's a tough call," Toomey said. "I think it would be very challenging."
When President Trump raised the issue of possible pardons, Toomey replied, "The president is often unpredictable."
Watch the interview here: