During a briefing with reporters at his campaign office in
"There will be times when I disagree with
Possibly boosted by the wave that carried the Republican presidential nominee to victory, Toomey won a second term with a 2-point win over Democrat
During the campaign, the Republican incumbent wouldn't say if Trump would get his vote on
Toomey said he hopes Trump will rescind many of
Repealing Obamacare is perhaps the top Republican priority. Toomey said it is important not to "pull the rug out from under" people currently on insurance for Obamacare.
The senator said he hopes to have a transition plan "that goes into effect as quickly as it can and leads us to a marketplace for healthcare driven by consumers and not bureaucrats."
He said voters should not expect a Republican version of Obamacare but that he would consider measures such as creating subsidies to help people with preexisting conditions.
A key part of Toomey's platform has been tax reform, which he touted Thursday, along with reducing regulations, and ending corporate welfare, as his vision for economic growth.
"If we can make real progress in these things, I am absolutely convinced we can have the kind of economic recovery we've been waiting for," he said.
Toomey, who cast himself as a moderate and relied heavily on his bipartisan background-check bill in his campaign, also said he would continue to work across the aisle. Gun background checks are still a priority, he said.
He urged citizens to heed the calls this week from Trump,
"What's important now is that we continue to debate our policy ideas with civility... [and] find common ground," he said.
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