WASHINGTON, DC – The five declared or suspected Republican candidates vying to succeed retired US Senator Pat Toomey were extremely silent when asked if they think Joe Biden won the 2020 presidential election. remained silent when asked if they would have voted to certify the results of the Pennsylvania election that propelled Biden to victory over former President Donald Trump.
The Philadelphia Investigator tried unsuccessfully to get answers to these questions this week.
The only response came from Jeff Bartos, a Montgomery County real estate developer, who reiterated that Biden had indeed prevailed over Trump in the election.
As to whether they would have voted to defend the will of Pennsylvania voters and certified the state’s election results, none of the candidates responded.
The other candidates for the GOP Senate are the famous Dr Mehmet Oz; Kathy Barnette, Conservative commentator and 2020 Montgomery County Congress candidate and Carla Sands, former U.S. Ambassador to Denmark. David McCormick, CEO of a hedge fund who currently lives in Connecticut but is considering moving to Pennsylvania, is expected to enter the race soon.
Toomey strongly opposed last year’s unsuccessful attempt by some Congressional Republicans to thwart the preference of Pennsylvania voters and reject the state’s presidential votes. He passionately defended the legitimacy of their votes in the Senate just hours after the January 6 riot on Capitol Hill.
Toomey was also not afraid to admit that Biden won the election.
Seven senators voted against accepting the Pennsylvania election results. In the House, eight of nine Republican representatives from Pennsylvania also did so, the only exception being Bucks County Representative Brian Fitzpatrick.
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