Report: Trump-backed Candidate Turns Over Docs to Jan. 6 Committee

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    The Facts

    • Doug Mastriano, PA State Senator and the Trump-backed Rep. nominee for Gov., has reportedly provided documents to the Jan. 6 Committee in response to a subpoena.

    • The subpoena came after Mastriano was reportedly interviewed by the FBI last year after footage emerged of him on the grounds of the US Capitol on Jan. 6. The FBI said they couldn't confirm the investigation or provide details.

    The Spin

    Pro-Trump narrative

    Republican politicians need to acknowledge the illegitimacy and bias of this gaggle of witch hunters. They should refuse to participate in the Committee's offer to tie up and toss the Democrats' political opponents into the metaphoric lake.

    Democratic narrative

    There's no way for the GOP to defend itself. Other than Cheney and Kinzinger, and some other incumbents who are retiring, the rest of the party has fallen in lock step with glorifying an insurrection that attempted to end democratic rule in the US.

    Establishment split



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