Pennsylvania State Senator Doug Mastriano organized and chaired an election integrity hearing in Gettysburg on Wednesday that had explosive testimony from witnesses who alleged fraud and other significant irregularities, as we reported here and here. He had the Senate Majority Policy Committee vetting the claims.
HAPPENING NOW: listening to testimony at the PA Senate Majority Policy Committee hearing in Gettysburg on election irregularities. @PASenateGOP @SenatorReganPA @senatorscavello @SenatorKimWard pic.twitter.com/l4wbchPm70
— Senator Doug Mastriano (@SenMastriano) November 25, 2020
President Donald Trump even called into the hearing and thanked people for coming forward and pursuing the matter.
But it was quite clear that the witnesses had a great effect on the state senators who were present, particularly Mastriano, who blasted the irregularities. Mastriano is a retired Army Colonel and military historian with a Ph.D. who represents Pennsylvania’s 33rd District. He compared the election to that in Afghanistan, and decried that we can make sure they have a secure election there but that we can’t in parts of Pennsylvania.
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) November 25, 2020
“We move heaven and earth with American dollars to secure elections in Iraq and Afghanistan and elsewhere. We can’t do it in our own state?” Mastriano said. “There’s people in Pennsylvania not interested in safe, secure elections.”
He said first we need to make sure we send forth the real winner of the election and number two, we need to fix it so it never happens again. “Democracy can die in darkness, in dark rooms, with no transparency or accountability,” Mastriano warned. “We’re shining light on this darkness here… It sure sounds like something stinks in Denmark or Philadelphia, I don’t know.”
So it remains to be seen how the senators will act but they certainly seem to have gotten the message from both the witnesses and the audience that there were big issues.
But looks like Mastriano might be suffering some consequences for his actions.
BREAKING – Twitter has suspended Senator COL @dougmastriano's private account after leading the Senate Hearing today about election issues in #Pennsylvania. His official Senate account is still up at @SenMastriano pic.twitter.com/RhylDjUfel
— Disclose.tv 🚨 (@disclosetv) November 26, 2020
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) November 26, 2020
He retweeted this post about the hearing before his account went down yesterday.
Friends make sure and follow Pennsylvania State Senator @DougMastriano. A true Patriot and Army Colonel who destroyed the fraudulent lefts massive Election Fraud attempts. PA will go for @POTUS. https://t.co/im64oc05Gr
— JMAN 🇺🇸 (@JMAN23_SD) November 25, 2020
Surely that’s just a coincidence or an accidental algorithm gone awry, right, Jack?
National File asked Twitter for a response but has not gotten one yet. Mastriano’s Senator account is still up and active, though, at least as of this writing.
Ironically, during the hearing, Rudy Giuliani, the president’s attorney, testified about the censorship from big tech being unprecedented and that they only wanted to let one side be heard.
— Team Trump (@TeamTrump) November 25, 2020