Doug Mastriano Subpoenaed for Involvement in Efforts to Overturn the 2020 Election
Yesterday, the bipartisan congressional committee investigating the January 6th insurrection subpoenaed Republican candidate for governor Doug Mastriano regarding his “efforts to send false slates of electors to Washington and change the outcome of the 2020 election.”
Mastriano, who is leading the crowded Republican field in some polls, notoriously worked with Trump as he sought to reverse the election, used campaign funds to bus supporters to the Capitol, and was outside the Capitol himself during the deadly riots.
On top of his attempt to overturn state law and the will of voters, the committee claims Mastriano “witnessed ‘agitators … getting in the face of the police’ and ‘agitators … start pushing the police up the Capitol steps’” on January 6th.
Last October, the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee issued a report saying Mastriano pressured Justice Department officials to investigate bogus claims of widespread fraud in Pennsylvania.
All fourteen candidates in the crowded “Trump primary” have desperately sought to win over Trump and his base by spreading conspiracy theories. But Mastriano’s diehard allegiance to the Big Lie has set him apart as the top contender.
“Doug Mastriano is running for governor on dangerous lies and die-hard loyalty to Trump, but he won’t escape accountability for his involvement in the deadly January 6th insurrection,” said DGA Deputy Communications Director Sam Newton. “Mastriano and his fellow GOP candidates for Pennsylvania governor will do anything to distinguish themselves from the crowded field — including spreading lies that threaten our democracy — all at the expense of Pennsylvania families.”