Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., is in the last few months of his term in the Senate.
It is thus inappropriate for him, as a “lame-duck” senator, to vote on any issues or legislation before the Senate (especially including President Barack Obama’s nomination of Judge Garland to the Supreme Court).
Let the people of Pennsylvania decide in November whether to return Toomey to the Senate. If they do, then he can resume voting on legislation when the Senate reconvenes in 2017.
Until then, it is historically unprecedented for him to make any votes in the Senate. Any that he does cast should obviously be disregarded by the entire Senate without taking any action.
Howard Bond, State College