Toomey: 'Outrageous' for Dems to tie me to Trump
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Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) said it was "outrageous" for his Democratic challenger to tie him to Republican presidential front-runner Donald TrumpDonald TrumpKinzinger, Gaetz get in back-and-forth on Twitter over Cheney vote READ: Liz Cheney's speech on the House floor Cheney in defiant floor speech: Trump on 'crusade to undermine our democracy' MORE, BuzzFeed News reported.

“Yeah, that’s pretty outrageous, actually,” Toomey said Wednesday on "The Dom Giordano Program," after the host said Toomey's opponent, Katie McGinty, told reporters: "Well, it's Pat Toomey and Donald Trump. That's what we're gonna run on, and that's a bigotry ticket."


“You know how this presidential race has been unfolding," Toomey continued.

"I supported [Sen.] Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioSenate votes to repeal OCC 'true lender' rule Democrats cool on Crist's latest bid for Florida governor Tim Scott sparks buzz in crowded field of White House hopefuls MORE [R-Fla.]. He was my first choice. I still think he’d have been a great president and a great candidate. As of yesterday, we were down to three guys standing, and I voted for [Sen.] Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzSenate panel deadlocks in vote on sweeping elections bill Senate descends into hours-long fight over elections bill Ocasio-Cortez hits Yang over scrapped Eid event: 'Utterly shameful' MORE [R-Texas].”

He said McGinty might try to tie him to Trump, adding, "She can do whatever she's going to feel she needs to do.

"But the fact is, she is in lockstep with [Democratic front-runner] Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonSchumer: 'The big lie is spreading like a cancer' among GOP America departs Afghanistan as China arrives Young, diverse voters fueled Biden victory over Trump MORE. She actually agrees with Hillary Clinton and the most liberal wing of the Democrats on everything,” he said.

Toomey also commented on Trump's chances of becoming the Republican nominee. He said the front-runner's "odds have been improving recently," noting his success in Tuesday's contests, when he won in Pennsylvania and the four other states voting.

“I had a chance to go through the numbers outside of Pennsylvania. ... He does not have this wrapped up yet, and we could still have an open convention, but certainly he’s in a very strong position," Toomey said.

He said he plans to support the Republican nominee, adding he doesn't want to see Clinton in the White House.

"Donald Trump was not my first choice. He wasn’t my second choice," he said on the show.

"But, you know, I don’t want to see Hillary Clinton take this country further to the left, to make the terrible policy of President Obama permanent, which she would tend to do.”