Pennsylvania Republican Senator Pat Toomey is among several critics from the president’s own party who are disputing details from his news conference at the White House yesterday.
“I saw the president’s speech last night and it was very hard to watch,” he told NBC earlier today.
“The president’s allegations of large-scale fraud and theft of the election are just not substantiated. I’m not aware of any significant wrongdoing here.”
“Look, there are irregularities in every election. They tend to typically be very small and involve just a handful of ballots.”
Toomey, who is due to retire in 2022, also said he had no idea how long it would take for votes to be fully counted in Pennsylvania, a state leaning towards Biden at present.
“It’s going to take the time that it takes,” he said, adding that the remaining votes will likely be for Democrats. “But at this point we just don’t know. That’s why we go through the process – to find out.”