Senator Pat Toomey

Pennsylvania’s two U.S. Senators may come from different sides of the aisle, but the Jan. 6 events in Washington united the lawmakers in their defense of the state and the American democratic process.

After months of partisan squabbling, congressional leaders have reached agreement on a nearly $900 billion coronavirus relief package.

Pennsylvania’s two Senators say they support a new COVID-19 relief package that a bipartisan group of lawmakers unveiled Monday. The plan would prioritize areas of agreement while leaving more contentious issues to be resolved later.

“President Trump has exhausted all plausible legal options to challenge the result of the presidential race in Pennsylvania,” Republican Sen. Pat Toomey said in a statement Saturday night.

To discuss what this means for the state and the country, WLVR’s Brad Klein spoke with Terry Madonna, the Director of the Center for Politics at Franklin and Marshall College.


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