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Republican Gubernatorial Candidate to Attend House Committee on Jan. 6

Doug Mastriano, the Republican nominee for governor of Pennsylvania, who is endorsed by Trump,January 6 His lawyer confirmed to CBS News on Monday about the attack on the United States Capitol on.

State Senator Mastriano, who was spotted in the Capitol on January 6, 2021, pushed former President Donald Trump's false claim that the 2020 election was stolen. He has been in regular contact with Trump since the election, and on November 25, 2020 at Gettysburg Rudy He helped organize a meeting with Giuliani and other Trump supporters to discuss "election issues." rice field. Trump called the conference and falsely claimed the election was rigged. 

Mastriano's attorney, Timothy Parratore, asked if the commission was complying with deposition requirements and then walked away, so he called the commission on Tuesday. He said attendance would be "brief."

protection," Parlatore told CBS News.   

GOP Candidate For Pennsylvania Governor Doug Mastriano Holds Election Night Event
At an election night party in Orchards on May 17, 2022, the Republican Governor Candidate Doug Mastriano gives his victory speech in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania.  Michael M Santiago/GettyImages / Getty Images

Parlatore sent a letter last week in January. Sent. 6 The Commission asked for the record of the minutes, alleging that it feared the Commission might "try to influence the outcome" of the Pennsylvania election. 

"Given the Commission's demonstrated tendency to release clips of interviews that have been edited without the context necessary to support false partisan narratives, I am of the opinion that your Commission should be in the Senate of Mastriano." I am concerned that lawmakers risk doing the same," Parlatore wrote.   

The Commission declined to comment.

His January 6th Commission in February gave Mastriano a deposition that Trump's allies fake electors I asked him to submit documents related to his plan to launch in seven installments. Battleground states including Pennsylvania.

A Senate judiciary report released late last year claimed that Mastriano and his wife "participated in the January 6 riots,"54} A line of police at the Capitol, citing footage of them going through breached barricades. Mastriano, who arranged bus trips for those going to the Capitol that day, said he left when things turned violent. held a series of blockbuster public hearings to reveal some of the results of a year-long investigation into the attack. The hearing featured deposition clips and public testimony by some officials.

Since hearings began his June, the Department of Justice has launched an investigation into the fake electoral college scheme. 

Mastriano easily won his nine-man Republican gubernatorial primary on May 17. state.

A victory for Mastriano in November could have a significant impact on the 2024 elections. Because Pennsylvania is one of about a dozen states where the state's top elections official, the Secretary of State, is chosen by the governor rather than by election.

Nicole Killion
Nikole Killion

Nikole Killion is a Washington, D.C.-based congressional correspondent for CBS News.

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