Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Toomey Has Integrity

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Toomey Has Integrity

Article excerpt

I recently read a letter from Daniel Wyse in which he criticized the safety efforts of Sen. Pat Toomey ("Safety Hypocrisy," June 22). Unfortunately, Mr. Wyse's letter was rife with misleading statements.

First, Mr. Toomey is a leader in the U.S. Senate on child protection issues. He authored a law to end the heinous practice of "passing the trash," which is when a school district allows an employee suspected of abusing a child to quietly resign instead of alerting authorities. Mr. Toomey has even been honored by advocacy groups and lauded by this paper's editorial board.

Additionally, Mr. Toomey has worked hard for years to strengthen background checks for school employees nationwide. While politics have trumped common sense on this issue, it's reassuring to know that Mr. …

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