Updated Nov 22, 2020 - Politics & Policy
GOP Sen. Pat Toomey: Trump has exhausted all plausible legal options
Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) congratulated President-elect Joe Biden on his election win, saying in a statement, "President Trump has exhausted all plausible legal options to challenge the result of the presidential race in Pennsylvania."
Why it matters: Toomey made the announcement hours after a Republican judge in his home state dismissed a Trump campaign lawsuit that sought to block the certification of Pennsylvania's election results.
"To ensure that he is remembered for these outstanding accomplishments, and to help unify our country, President Trump should accept the outcome of the election and facilitate the presidential transition process."— Toomey
- He's the latest in a small but growing number of Republicans to acknowledge Biden's win.
Flashback: Toomey said on Nov. 11 that it's "not 100% certain but it is quite likely" that Biden had won the election and that "a transition process ought to begin."
Editor's note: This article has been updated with new details throughout.