Who is Doug Mastriano, the Pennsylvania state senator leading today’s hearing on voter fraud?

As I type, members of the Pennsylvania legislature are hearing testimony from Rudy Giuliani and those who supposedly witnessed election fraud on November 3.

The event is hosted by state senator Doug Mastriano. He represents Pennsylvania’s 33rd district. He is an Army veteran and a graduate of evangelical Eastern University in the Philadelphia area. He has a Ph.D from the University of New Brunswick in Canada and has taught at the U.S. Army War College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. He published his dissertation as Alvin York: A New Biography of the Hero of the Argonne.

Mastriano is also an evangelical Christian and Trump supporter. In his opening speech at today’s hearing, he quoted John 8:36 and claimed that Pennsylvania Democrats were trying, through election fraud, to take away the freedom of the citizens of the commonwealth. He also connected Jesus’s victory over sin at “Calvary” to Trump’s “victory” in the 2020 election.

Here are a couple of “highlights” from his short career in the Pennsylvania legislature:

The church leaders attacked in this Facebook video responded here.

He has a Ph.D in history, but he believes that “history is under assault” when monuments are attacked.

UPDATE: (November 27, 2020 at 11:32AM): Mastriano posted his opening speech from this “hearing”:

Also, Twitter suspended his account: