Toomey says he’d back a Trump pick to the high court

AP Photo/Matt Rourke
AP Photo/Matt Rourke

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Republican U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania says he’d be supportive of a Donald Trump nominee to the Supreme Court and that giving Democrats control of the Senate would frustrate a Trump agenda.

Toomey spoke Thursday on WPHT-AM radio on Philadelphia. Toomey is locked in a close race with Democrat Katie McGinty. A McGinty victory could tip Senate control to Democrats.

Toomey hasn’t endorsed Trump for president, but he’s said previously that he was “encouraged” by Trump’s short list of would-be high court nominees.

Radio show host Chris Stigall told Toomey that he tells friends frustrated by Toomey’s refusal to endorse Trump that he believes Toomey would support a Trump court nominee.

Toomey responded that he’s said that “many times.” Toomey went on to say that Trump, as president, can’t accomplish anything with Democrats in power.

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