Report by U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee singled out two Pennsylvania Republicans — U.S. Rep. Scott Perry and State Sen. Doug Mastriano

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The Senate Judiciary Committee report released today details former president Donald Trump’s efforts to remain in office after his 2020 election loss. The report highlights two Pennsylvania Republicans: U.S. Rep. Scott Perry and state Sen. Doug Mastriano.

The interim report, titled “Subverting Justice,” recommended that both lawmakers be investigated for their ties to the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.

Statement of Khalif Ali, Executive Director of Common Cause Pennsylvania

Today’s Senate Committee report solidified the concerns that Pennsylvanians have felt for a long time: that Rep. Scott Perry and State Senator Doug Mastriano do not respect a government of ‘We the People’. 

They have both been on an almost year-long collision course — trying to undermine the will of both the people of their own state, and the will of the nation’s voters as well. They have stoked conspiracy theories, and called for the decertification of Pennsylvania’s votes both before and after an unprecedented attack on the nation’s Capitol. Now their actions have been singled out in this latest report.

Back in January, we called for the resignations of both Rep. Perry and State Senator Mastriano, and we are echoing those calls again today. Sen. Mastriano has already been removed from his caucus meetings and relieved of his committee chairmanship for this type of activity, but that is not enough. 

It is clear from what we’ve seen in this report that these men do not respect the will of the voters. No elected official should remain in office, if they do not respect the voters who put them there.

Rep. Perry and State Senator Mastriano have both repeatedly failed the people of Pennsylvania, and placed their own careers ahead of their solemn duty to us, the people they are supposed to represent. 

The people of Pennsylvania have been put through enough, as these two men have tried to appease the former President. They both must resign, and allow the Commonwealth to finally move forward.