The Associated Press reports:
Sen. Doug Mastriano, a rising force in Pennsylvania’s ultra-conservative circles who has talked of his desire to bring an Arizona-style audit to Pennsylvania, led a private briefing Wednesday for Republican senators on his plan.
Mastriano also solicited legal advice from a Philadelphia-based law firm about the Senate Republican caucus using private money to finance consultants and lawyers. The law firm’s response letter, dated Tuesday, was obtained by The Associated Press.
In the letter, the law firm discussed the legality of using money from a private, nonprofit organization “to pay expenses for vendors, including a consultant and counsel” as part of an “oversight investigation” of the 2020 election led by the low-profile committee that Mastriano chairs.
Read the full article. Mastriano, his state’s “Stop The Steal” leader, appeared on JMG when he tested positive for COVID after attending a White House meeting with Trump. In April 2020, he appeared at a local militia rally which featured a “Jesus Is My Vaccine” truck.
The Arizona #Fraudit has wasted millions of dollars, lost people’s ballots and forced voting machines to be junked due to security risks.
Right-wing Republican extremists want to bring this disaster to PA to kiss up to Trump. https://t.co/rDVL1TOG87
— PA House Democrats (@PaHouseDems) July 2, 2021
On 12/12, Mastriano returned to DC to participate in a series of “Jericho Marches” organized by the NAR in which conservative Christians, among a hodgepodge of QAnon followers and white nationalists, gathered to pray that God would keep Trump in office.https://t.co/8AWBV1ERnh
— Mannsdale Marzipan (@jallen1985) May 10, 2021
Reminder: State Sen. Doug #Mastriano and Judge Paula Patrick (state Supreme Court candidate) are scheduled speakers for the June #QAnon conspiracy event in #Gettysburg titled “Patriots Arise, Awakening the Dead!” https://t.co/NqgBlagYrv
— MobiLibrarian (@MobiLibrarian) May 19, 2021
Turns out PA State Senator and Governor wannabe Doug Mastriano may not have been totally honest describing his participation in the Capitol Insurrection. Shocker. https://t.co/sSc8vzXIi3
— Right Wing Watch (@RightWingWatch) May 26, 2021