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Pennsylvania Gubernatorial Nominee Went to Capitol on January 6, Tried to Overturn 2020 Election

  • Pennsylvania GOP gubernatorial nominee Doug Mastriano, who was subpoenaed by the House of Representatives January 6 select committee, provided materials for the committee last week. These materials prove his involvement in the “Stop the Steal” rally and the subsequent attack on the Capitol.

Doug Mastriano, GOP nominee for governor of Pennsylvania, speaks at an event on the night of the primary election, May 17, 2022.

Mastriano Provided Materials to January 6th Committee, Revealing Involvement in Capitol Riots

Doug Mastriano was subpoenaed in February due to evidence that his campaign helped finance and arrange buses for pro-Trump protestors to go to Washington on January 6, 2021 to attend the “Stop the Steal” rally and the subsequent attack on the Capitol.

Materials sent to the committee include receipts confirming that Mastriano’s state senate campaign paid $3,354 to charter bus companies in December 2020.

Another document provided to the committee is a passenger manifest, disclosing that over 130 bus tickets to Washington for the “Stop the Steal” rally were sold by Mastiano’s campaign. Mastriano also advertised bus tickets on Facebook and was present outside the Capitol building on January 6, 2021.

According to Mastriano’s lawyer, Tim Parlatore, “Sen. Mastriano has nothing to hide and has provided all responsive documents and will be sitting for a voluntary interview as the committee has agreed to forego a formal deposition for him.”

Mastriano Fought to Stop Election Certification, Ties to Trump

Mastriano was a strong supporter of Trump’s efforts to stop the certification of the 2020 election results. He was part of efforts to send “alternate electors” to Washington to achieve different election results.

On November 25, 2020, Mastriano hosted an event to discuss “issues and irregularities” regarding the presidential election. Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani was a featured speaker at this event, and Trump called in, proving the connection between Mastriano and Trump. Mastriano had scheduled a meeting with Trump in the White House the week after this event, but canceled the meeting due to a positive Covid test.

In March 2022, Mastriano hosted an event with Mike Lindell, the CEO of MyPillow, during which attendees signed a petition to decertify Pennsylvania’s 2020 election results.

In May 2022, Donald Trump endorsed Mastriano for Pennsylvania governor, helping him secure victory in the Republican primary. “There is no one in Pennsylvania who has done more, or fought harder, for Election Integrity than State Senator Doug Mastriano,” Donald Trump said in his endorsement statement.

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