Toomey and McCain to visit VFW Post 928
FOLSOM >> Republican Arizona Sen. John McCain will visit the Herbert W. Best VFW Post 928 in Folsom on Friday with Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., to discuss national security.
Toomey is looking for support in his contested re-election campaign against Democratic challenger Katie McGinty, the former chief of staff for Gov. Tom Wolf.
“John McCain is an American hero, who Pat Toomey is proud to serve with and stand with,” said Toomey spokesperson Steve Kelly. “Katie McGinty’s extremist and dangerous national security views, from Iran, to Gitmo, to Philadelphia’s own sanctuary
city policy, is a stark contrast with Toomey and McCain’s leadership on keeping America safe.”
McCain, a decorated Naval veteran and pilot, was captured and imprisoned by North Vietnamese forces in 1967 when his aircraft was shot down over Hanoi. He was held in solitary confinement where he was refused treatment for fractured bones in his arms and leg, and his captors beat him while interrogating him for information. He was released in 1973 after being held captive for five-and-a-half years.
Last year, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, then merely the leading candidate among a
“Like many Pennsylvanians, I’m not happy with either choice,” Toomey said. “I will say that Hillary Clinton is totally unacceptable to me.” — Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa.
field of many Republican primary contenders, belittled the 2008 Republican presidential nominee over his time as a prisoner of war.
Trump said McCain was “not a hero,” and “I don’t like losers,” in referencing McCain’s time as a POW.
However, in recent months, Trump has endorsed McCain in his Arizona Senate race, while McCain too has thrown support behind Trump. McCain is engaged in a strong challenge by Democratic Congresswoman Ann Kirkpatrick in Arizona.
Yet, Toomey remains one of the few 21 Republican senators running for re-election who has not endorsed Trump.
The closest he came to a commitment on Trump was earlier this month when in Glenolden at a stop in Suburban Collision Specialists he said he would “cast a vote” this election.
“Like many Pennsylvanians, I’m not happy with either choice,” Toomey said. “I will say that Hillary Clinton is totally unacceptable to me.”
The event on Friday is open to the public. Those wishing to attend can apply for tickets online at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/joinus-senators-pat-toomeyand-john-mccain-in-delaware-county-tickets27825154787?aff=delco times. Or search for the Eventbrite event on the Republican Party of Pennsylvania Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/PennsylvaniaGOP/
Last year, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, then merely the leading candidate among a field of many Republican primary contenders, belittled the 2008 Republican presidential nominee over his time as a prisoner of war. Trump said McCain was “not a hero,” and “I don’t like losers,” in referencing McCain’s time as a POW.
In this May 9, 2016, file photo, Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., speaks during a news conference in Philadelphia. Democrats are sounding increasingly concerned about their chances of retaking control of the Senate, as Republicans demonstrate a commanding fundraising advantage and Hillary Clinton‚ as lead narrows in key battleground races.
In this Sept. 15, 2016 file photo, Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Senate on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016, backed the Obama administration’s plan to sell more than $1 billion worth of American-made tanks and other weapons to Saudi Arabia, soundly defeating a bid to derail the deal pushed by lawmakers critical of the kingdom’s role in Yemen’s civil war.