GOP Sen. Toomey Repeatedly Refuses To Say If He’ll Vote For Trump (VIDEO)

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Pressed multiple times for an answer in an interview with “Good Morning Philadelphia” Thursday morning, Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA) refused to say if he would vote for Donald Trump.

Asked by WTXF if he had taken a position on Trump since dodging a question about whether he’d endorse the party’s nominee in a debate with Democratic opponent Katie McGinty, Toomey dodged again.

“It’s the same dilemma,” he said. “Like a lot of Pennsylvanians and a lot of Americans, I am very disappointed with the choice that we have.”

He did say he could not vote for Hillary Clinton “under any scenario.”

WTXF’s Mike Jerrick asked again: “Well, we have the Australian ballot, so you don’t have to tell us. But are you going to vote for him?”

“So that’s the dilemma,” Toomey said again. “I have a lot of problems with Donald Trump. I have been very public about my criticisms when I’ve disagreed with him, and I’ve said so.”

“On the other hand,” he continued, “I think he would sign some legislation that would be constructive if he were to become constructive, if he were to become president, like repeal of Obamacare and maybe restoring sanctions on Iran.”

“But you’re running out of time, you’ve got five days left!” Jerrick responded.

“I don’t think they’ve opened the polls yet,” Toomey said.

Toomey was then asked if he would announce his vote before election day.

“I probably will,” he said.

Asked several times more at various points during the interview, Toomey continued to refuse to comment on the presidential race.

Earlier this month, after a leaked “Access Hollywood” tape was published featuring Trump bragging that he could kiss and grope women without their permission due to his celebrity status, Toomey said “I made it clear back in May way back when Donald Trump emerged as the likely nominee that I had serious reservations and serious concerns. I still do.”

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