The following is an excerpt from Karen Tumulty and Paul Kane | November 1, 2016 | Thewashingtonpost.com |
The Hillary Clinton email controversy has given down-ballot Republicans something they badly need in the final days of the election: an opportunity to go on offense and talk about something other than Donald Trump.
“Hillary Clinton’s latest chapter in her ongoing email scandal, saga, is just a reminder of how much corruption there is in Washington and how disturbing this is,” the embattled Sen. Patrick J. Toomey (R-Pa.) told voters this week at a diner in the town of Media, near Philadelphia.
He noted that the administration of Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf (D) is resisting a court order to release more than 50,000 emails that Toomey’s Democratic opponent, Katie McGinty, sent while she was the governor’s chief of staff. “Her devotion to Hillary Clinton is so complete that now she’s decided that she has to have her own email scandal,” Toomey said.
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