PA's GOP Senator Calls On Trump To Concede Following Court Ruling

Kara Seymour
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PENNSYLVANIA — Republican Senator Pat Toomey from Pennsylvania has called upon President Trump to "accept the outcome of the election and facilitate the presidential transition process” following Saturday's ruling in federal court.

Toomey's statement came after U.S. District Court Judge Matthew Brann tossed the Trump campaign's most significant lawsuit contesting the election results in Pennsylvania. Brann said the suit, which sought to stop Pennsylvania from certifying its election results, was both legally flawed and lacking in evidence.

Toomey said Brann is "a longtime conservative Republican whom I know to be a fair and unbiased jurist."

In light of Brann's ruling, "President Trump has exhausted all plausible legal options to challenge the result of the presidential race in Pennsylvania," Toomey said.

His statement went on to say:

“This ruling follows a series of procedural losses for President Trump’s campaign. On Friday, the state of Georgia certified the victory of Joe Biden after a hand recount of paper ballots confirmed the conclusion of the initial electronic count. Michigan lawmakers rejected the apparent attempt by President Trump to thwart the will of Michigan voters and select an illegitimate slate of electoral college electors. These developments, together with the outcomes in the rest of the nation, confirm that Joe Biden won the 2020 election and will become the 46th President of the United States.

“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 for our country. Unsurprisingly, I have significant policy disagreements with the President-elect. However, as I have done throughout my career, I will seek to work across the aisle with him and his administration, especially on those areas where we may agree, such as continuing our efforts to combat COVID-19, breaking down barriers to expanding trade, supporting the men and women of our armed forces, and keeping guns out of the hands of violent criminals and the dangerously mentally ill."

The senator noted he was "deeply disappointed" that President Trump and Vice President Pence were not re-elected.

This article originally appeared on the Across Pennsylvania Patch