Doug Mastriano Spent More Time Answering Questions From Andrew Torba and Steve Bannon Than He Did with the Jan. 6 Committee
Mastriano spent less than 15 minutes with the Jan. 6 Committee, but he’s spent hours with Gab CEO Andrew Torba, QAnon podcast hosts, and right-wing outlets
On Tuesday, Doug Mastriano refused to answer questions about his involvement in the deadly Jan. 6 insurrection, ending “the interview with the 1/6 committee in less than 15 minutes, refusing to answer questions and pledging to sue the committee.”
Mastriano lied about his participation in the Jan. 6 insurrection, with reports repeatedly disproving his claims and detailing the true extent of his participation. In fact, Mastriano paid thousands of dollars to bus Pennsylvanians to the Capitol — and at least five of his supporters have been charged for their role in the insurrection, including one who rode on Mastriano’s chartered buses. On top of that, Mastriano still refuses to share the recording he took as insurrectionists “face[d] off” with law enforcement on the steps of the Capitol on Jan. 6 and has been dodging questions from local reporters daily, including on his involvement in the plot to overturn the 2020 presidential election.
While Mastriano wasn’t willing to answer questions from the January 6th Committee, he’s spent hours talking with Gab CEO Andrew Torba, QAnon branded podcasts, fringe right-wing outlets, and promoting dangerous election lies with Rudy Giuliani.
- Time spent in Washington D.C. on Jan. 6: 9+ hours
- Time spent at the Gettysburg Hearing with Rudy Giuliani: 3 hours and 30 minutes
- Time spent interviewing with Steve Bannon: 1 hour and 28 minutes
- Time spent interviewing with a QAnon podcast (Up Front On The Prophetic): 1 hour and 8 minutes
- Time spent interviewing with Gab CEO Andrew Torba: 16 minutes
- Time spent interviewing with the bipartisan Jan. 6 Committee: Less than 15 minutes
DGA Deputy Communications Director Sam Newton said, “Doug Mastriano’s making his priorities crystal clear: he’s got the time for you if you’re a violent extremist, fringe far-right outlet, or Gab’s CEO, but for the bipartisan Jan. 6 Committee, local media outlets, and everyday Pennsylvanians, he’s only got time to run.”