Doug Mastriano Tries to Bail on Testifying to January 6th Committee — What is He Afraid Of?

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Doug Mastriano is desperately trying to pull out of his scheduled testimony with the bipartisan House select committee investigating the January 6th insurrection. Mastriano is now making up reasons not to testify, coming up with conditions that Politico reports “the select panel is sure to reject.” 

His extreme reluctance to testify begs the question: what does he have to hide?

This isn’t the first time Mastriano has refused to disclose information about his activities on January 6th. He’s failed to release his own photo and video recordings from January 6th or respond to interviews about his involvement.

While there are many unanswered questions about Mastriano’s involvement in the insurrection, we do know he crossed police lines and used funds from his state Senate campaign to charter buses to take people to the Capitol on Jan. 6, including one person who has since been charged for their role in the insurrection. Mastriano also led the failed plot in Pennsylvania to overturn the 2020 election results — introducing a bill in the state senate to overturn the results and bringing Rudy Giuliani to spread conspiracies in legislative hearings.

DGA Deputy Communications Director Sam Newton said, “What we do know about Doug Mastriano’s involvement in the horrific attack on our democracy on January 6th is disqualifying on its own — but his extreme reluctance to testify in front of Congress or release his recordings from that day raises serious questions. What else does he have to hide?”