Pennsylvania Republican Sen. Pat Toomey said he does not think former President Donald Trump should be his party’s presidential nominee in 2024.
“The future of our party is to be a party of ideas, and not to be a party about any one individual, and I think we will learn a lot from the next set of primaries,” Toomey told CNBC at a forum in Italy on Friday.
“After what happened post-2020 election, I think the president’s behavior was completely unacceptable, so I don’t think he should be the nominee to lead the party in 2024.”
The 59-year-old senator risks little politically by publicly taking Trump to task. He announced in October 2020 that he will not seek reelection in 2022, citing personal reasons and indicating that three terms in the Senate were enough.
Toomey was one of seven