While the country is still waiting for the vast majority of Republicans to act like grown-ups, a bare few have stepped up to congratulate President-elect Joe Biden and to declare the 2020 presidential election over. Of course, that’s easy to do when you’re in your last term in office and you don’t rely on Trump’s crazed supporters in your next election, but at this point, America will take what it can get.
Senator Pat Toomey (R-PA) did just that on Twitter on Saturday night after Judge Matthew Brann dismissed the lawsuit brought to court by the Trump campaign, represented by Rudy Giuliani, and said that the case lacked evidence and merit. With that, the Trump campaign lost their lost option to overturn a democratic election in Pennsylvania.
Sen. Toomey’s statement read that:
‘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 possible legal options to challenge the result of the race in Pennsylvania.
‘I congratulate President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris on their victory. They are both dedicated public servants and I will be praying for them and our country.’
While there is no applause for showing common sense weeks after one should, Toomey joins just a small handful of Republican lawmakers who have directly or indirectly called on the president to concede the election.
Twitter was not all that impressed with Toomey’s sudden display of accepting reality. Read some of their comments below: