Pennsylvania U.S. Sens. Pat Toomey and Bob Casey today rescinded their support of former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno's nomination for the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
In a joint statement, they said they were doing so "in light of the recent events in State College."
"We hope the proper authorities will move forward with their investigation without delay," they said. "Penn State is an important institution in our commonwealth. We should turn our attention to the victims of these atrocious crimes and ensure they get the help they need. Our hearts and prayers go out to them and their families."