Toomey criticized over Trump, Obama court nominee

One of U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey’s potential Democratic opponents in the fall election is trying to tie him to Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.

Katie McGinty hardly mentioned her opponents in a four-way Democratic Party primary race during a Pennsylvania Press Club appearance Monday.

Instead, she’s accusing Toomey of obstructionism for refusing to consider President Barack Obama’s nominee to fill the Supreme Court’s vacancy. She said he’d rather vote for a Trump nominee.

Toomey, who said he wants to wait for the next president to take office before the Senate considers a nominee, has said he’ll support the Republican presidential nominee — even if it’s Trump.

In the meantime, demonstrators greeted Toomey in State College and stood outside the 12-story federal building in downtown Harrisburg where Toomey has a district office.

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