For all the cries about being called “semi-fascist,” Republican candidates seem determined to go all in on making sure that we know they’re actually full-fledged fascists. Doug Mastriano is one of them – being the most outspoken Republican candidate for governor in Pennsylvania and declaring the right to overturn any elections where he isn’t happy with the result. A number of former GOP leaders have already gotten behind his Democratic opponent Josh Shapiro – even if only because his insane statements are likely to cost the party a pivotal election there.
Since winning the nomination, a glaring controversy has come out about Mastriano – the fact that he was somehow involved in the Jan 6 insurrection riot – even if we don’t know how much of a role he played. There is footage of him touring a restricted area of the Capitol grounds and now there’s another piece of evidence that’s even more damning: Mastriano openly praying for the successful overthrow of a democratically elected government along with a group of Christian Nationalists.
Mastriano has largely been avoiding the press and this is a clear indication of why. However, we shouldn’t take this as a guarantee that Josh Shapiro will win – so let’s do what we can to put him and his running mate, U.S. Senate candidate John Fetterman over the top today. Both elections are pivotal to maintaining our majority in Congress and also to protecting the future of U.S. elections.
James Sullivan is the assistant editor of Brain World Magazine and an advocate of science-based policy making