Pa. Republicans stumped by Trump’s pick of Bruce Castor for his impeachment defense; others see a ‘natural choice’

PHILADELPHIA — In introducing his new lawyer, Bruce L. Castor Jr., former President Donald Trump hailed his pick as a “highly respected trial lawyer” who brought a national profile to the team that will defend him at his Senate impeachment trial next week. But in Castor’s home state of Pennsylvania on Monday, the choice left Trump’s closest allies, GOP officials, longtime colleagues — and even some of Castor’s closest friends — scratching their heads in confusion and surprise. Few said they had any idea that Castor — Montgomery County’s former limelight loving, hard-charging district attorney,…

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