Three prominent Republicans from the Delaware Valley have abandoned their GOP presidential nominee after the release of that 2005 video in which he brags about groping women. But Pennsylvania’s highest-ranking GOP office holder is still on the fence.
Republican U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey called Donald Trump’s comments “outrageous and unacceptable” in a tweet, but hasn’t moved from the position he’s held for months — that he’s inclined to support him, but is waiting to be persuaded Trump deserves it.
Toomey’s Democratic opponent, Katie McGinty, is hammering Toomey on the Trump issue, dubbing him “Fraidy Pat” for failing to take a position.
Other Republicans have been more decisive.
U.S. Rep. Pat Meehan of Delaware County told CBS3 he hopes Trump will step down from the ticket.
U.S. Rep. Frank LoBiondo of South Jersey said he won’t vote for Trump, instead writing in the name of vice presidential nominee Mike Pence.
And Bucks County congressional candidate Brian Fitzpatrick, who said in July he’d support the party nominee, has told the Inquirer he won’t vote for Trump or Hillary Clinton. Fitzpatrick is a competitive race to replace his brother, Mike, who decided not to seek re-election.