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October 26, 2021

If They Engaged In Insurrection...The Constitution Has A Solution.

Remember The Constitution?

Section Three of The Fourteenth Amendment reads:

No Person shall be a Senator or Representative in Congress, or elector of President and Vice-President, or hold any office, civil or military, under the United States, or under any State, who, having previously taken an oath, as a member of Congress, or as an officer of the United States, or as a member of any State legislature, or as an executive or judicial officer of any State, to support the Constitution of the United States, shall have engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the same, or given aid or comfort to the enemies thereof. But Congress may by a vote of two-thirds of each House, remove such disability.

Now, onto Rolling Stone

As the House investigation into the Jan. 6 attack heats up, some of the planners of the pro-Trump rallies that took place in Washington, D.C., have begun communicating with congressional investigators and sharing new information about what happened when the former president’s supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol. Two of these people have spoken to Rolling Stone extensively in recent weeks and detailed explosive allegations that multiple members of Congress were intimately involved in planning both Trump’s efforts to overturn his election loss and the Jan. 6 events that turned violent.


While there's nothing specifically about Pennsylvania in the Rolling Stone piece, there are a few danger signs, IMHO. Like this one:

These specific members of Congress were involved in the pro-Trump activism around the election and the electoral certification on Jan. 6. Both Brooks and Cawthorn spoke with Trump at the Ellipse on Jan. 6. In his speech at that event, Brooks, who was reportedly wearing body armor, declared, “Today is the day American patriots start taking down names and kicking ass.” Gosar, Greene, and Boebert were all billed as speakers at the “Wild Protest,” which also took place on Jan. 6 at the Capitol.

Hey, you know who else is thusly billed?

Pennsylvania State Senator Doug Mastriano.

What does he know about all this? Has anyone asked him?

As we blogged earlier, Steve Bannon himself said that Mastriano's late November conference was the beginning of the "counter reaction" to President Biden's win on November 3.

And Doug Mastriano was among the guests/speakers at that "Wild Protest" on January 6.

And Doug Mastriano is at the Capitol as the Trump-mob was storming the building.

What does Doug Mastriano know about the planning of the day's events? All of the day's events?

BTW, did you know what the January 6 Committee is doing?

Among other things, this:

The House select committee is setting its sights on the financing behind events and people associated with January 6, CNN has learned, including money that funded pro-Trump "Stop the Steal" rallies that preceded the attack on the Capitol that day, in an effort to determine whether any election law violations or financial crimes took place.

The Democratic-led panel is focused in part on understanding how event organizers and vendors were paid, and how the two rallies were funded, according to multiple sources familiar with the investigation, including some who have been interviewed by the committee. Investigators also want to know if any funding came from domestic extremists or foreign sources, sources say.

An important detail:

"There was a lot of money raised and a lot of money given, millions of dollars ... to pay for the buses and the hotels and the meals and the accommodation," Rep. Jamie Raskin, a Democrat on the select committee, told CNN this week. "A lot of the staffing of it came from people who used to work for Donald Trump on his campaign and then just went over to work on the rally stuff, so we're gonna get to the bottom of that stuff."

Did you catch the part about the buses?

Did you know that PA State Senator Doug Mastriano (or at least his campaign office) financed some of those buses?

Campaign finance records show that State Sen. Doug Mastriano’s campaign spent thousands of dollars on charter buses ahead of the Washington D.C. rally that ended with supporters of President Donald Trump violently storming the halls of Congress last week during an insurrection.

Where did that money come from, Doug? Aren't you at all nervous that the House Committee might be asking you under oath?