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GOP senator: Trump Georgia call 'a new low in this whole futile and sorry episode'

Sen. Pat ToomeyPatrick (Pat) Joseph ToomeySasse rebuked by Nebraska Republican Party over impeachment vote Philly GOP commissioner on censures: 'I would suggest they censure Republican elected officials who are lying' Toomey censured by several Pennsylvania county GOP committees over impeachment vote MORE (R-Pa.) on Monday called President TrumpDonald TrumpHarry Reid reacts to Boehner book excerpt: 'We didn't mince words' Man arrested for allegedly threatening to stab undercover Asian officer in NYC Trump says GOP will take White House in 2024 in prepared speech MORE’s conversation with Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, in which the president pressured the state official to “find 11,780 votes” in his favor, a “new low” in a “futile and sorry episode.”

Toomey, whose home state of Pennsylvania’s electoral votes are being challenged by Trump supporters, applauded Raffensperger for resisting pressure to alter Georgia’s election results.

“President Trump’s call with Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger represents a new low in this whole futile and sorry episode,” Toomey said in a statement.

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“I commend Republican election officials across the country who have discharged their duties with integrity over the past two months while weathering relentless pressure, disinformation, and attacks from the president and his campaign,” he said.

Toomey, who will retire from Congress at the end of 2022, has emerged as a leading opponent of efforts by Sens. Josh HawleyJoshua (Josh) David HawleyMcConnell in tricky spot with GOP, big biz Pence autobiography coming from Simon & Schuster The Hill's Morning Report - Biden's infrastructure plan triggers definition debate MORE (R-Mo.) and Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzHarry Reid reacts to Boehner book excerpt: 'We didn't mince words' GOP lawmakers block Biden assistance to Palestinians Cruz on Boehner: 'I wear with pride his drunken, bloviated scorn' MORE (R-Texas) to object to the final tally of electoral votes during a joint session of Congress scheduled for Wednesday.

“On Wednesday, I intend to vigorously defend our form of government by opposing this effort to disenfranchise millions of voters in my state and others,” Toomey tweeted Saturday.