If you watched Erie’s WJET-TV this evening you might have walked away with the impression that fence-sitting U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., has finally taken a position on his party’s divisive presidential nominee.
“He’s supporting Donald Trump cautiously, as he believes in his policy but not his actions,” reporter Leanne Stuck says before airing a segment showing Mr. Toomey touring Curtze Food Service in Erie.
The trouble is, the senator didn’t exactly say that.
Here’s what he did say on camera: “I have a lot of concerns about things [Mr. Trump] has said and positions that he has taken, and so I’ve got real reservations. On the other hand, I also realize that if he were president he’d probably sign into law a repeal of Obamacare, and he’d probably agree to re-impose sanctions on Iran, which we should do.”
In other words: He’s not saying.
His comments weren’t so different than the explanation he gave during a debate Monday for why he hasn’t publicly endorsed or renounced Mr. Trump.
Of note, Mr. Toomey also kept mum on who he planned to support in the presidential primary. He revealed his pick as he emerged from his polling place in Zionsville after casting his ballot. His pick? Ted Cruz.