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Pat Toomey says Trump’s influence on GOP is ‘waning’
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Pat Toomey says Trump’s influence on GOP is ‘waning’

Washington CNN  —  Retiring Pennsylvania Sen. Pat Toomey offered a pointed closing message for his fellow Republican colleagues on Sunday, saying that former President Donald Trump’s hold on the party is “waning.” “I have heard from many, many formerly very pro-Trump voters that they think it’s time for our party to move on,” Toomey told CNN’s Jake Tapper on “State of the Union.” “So yes, I think that process is underway. … It’s not a flip of a switch, it doesn’t happen overnight. He still has a significant following, that’s for sure. But I do think his influence is waning,” he added. Toomey’s comments highlight an ongoing rift within the GOP about how to respond to the party’s underwh...