Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa) became the fifth Republican senator to congratulate President-elect Biden and Vice-President elect Sen. Kamala Harris on their victory in the election.
Toomey’s message came on Saturday after a Pennsylvania judge delivered a scathing rebuke of the Trump campaign arguments seeking to block the certification of results in Pennsylvania.
“With today’s decision by Judge Matthew Brann, a longtime conservative Republican whom I know to be a fair and unbiased jurist, to dismiss the Trump campaign’s lawsuit, President Trump has exhausted all plausible legal options to challenge the result of the presidential race in Pennsylvania,” Toomey said in a statement.
In his opinion on Saturday, Judge Brann describes the Trump campaign arguments as “a Frankenstein monster” because the claims are “haphazardly stitched together” and attempt to “mix-and-match claims to bypass contrary precedent.”
“I congratulate President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris on their victory,” Toomey said. “They are both dedicated public servants and I will be praying for them and for our country.”
Toomey, who is retiring at the end of his term in 2022 said the recent developments “confirm that Joe Biden won the 2020 election and will become the 46th president of the United States.”
He’s the fifth Republican senator, after Sens. Romney, Sasse, Collins and Murkowski to congratulate Joe Biden and Kamala Harris on their election win.