Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

He's No Moderate

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

He's No Moderate

Article excerpt

I am stunned by the Post-Gazette endorsement of Pat Toomey for U.S. Senate ("Toomey for Senate," Nov. 4), particularly the editorial board heralding him as a moderate Republican who reaches across the aisle.

Sen. Toomey has joined radical GOP colleagues in telling the leaders of Iran to pay no attention to any treaty that is put into place with a Democratic president at the helm, and he will not even provide a hearing to distinguished centrist Judge Merrick Garland, who was nominated early this year to occupy a seat on the Supreme Court and has now been left hung out to dry. There is every reason to believe our sitting senator would join Arizona Sen. John McCain in his pledge to refuse consideration of any court nominee put forth by a President Hillary Clinton.

Mr. Toomey took the position that the "right" of someone on the terrorist watch list to purchase firearms supersedes the demand of the people to be safe. …

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