In a video call organized by members of a Christian nationalist group, a week before the attack on the Capitol, pennsylvania The state senator, a Republican gubernatorial candidate in a battleground state, prayed that Donald Trump supporters would “take power” on Jan. 6, 2021.
Doug Mastriano Participated in pro-Trump rallies That day in Washington, supporters who had been told by President Trump to “fight like hell” to overturn his election loss stormed the Capitol in an attempt to stop Joe Biden from proving his victory.
The riots have been linked to nine deaths, including suicides in the aftermath of attacks among law enforcement agencies.
Mastriano denies crossing police lines in the Capitol or affiliating with Christian nationalist groups. He is now one of many Republican candidates for state offices that dominate elections, supporting Trump’s lie that the 2020 loss was the result of voter fraud.
Two months after Election Day, the voting site fivethirtyeight.com put Mastriano trailed his Democratic opponent by seven points.
Mastriano’s January 6 Prayer, First reported by Rolling Stone magazine It was delivered Friday during a Zoom call titled Global Prayer for Election Integrity, organized by what the magazine called “prominent figures in the far-right New Apostolic Resurrection movement.”
As Rolling Stone defined it, “Christian nationalism is … the central tenet of the NAR. [which] appear[ed] from charisma Christianity (Think: Pentecostalism) And it’s rooted in the belief that we live in an age of new apostles and prophets who receive direct revelation from the Holy Spirit.
“NAR supporters believe the end times are rapidly approaching, and their mission is to hasten the second coming of Christ by remaking the modern world in biblical ways.”
Mastriano is a veteran of the U.S. Army. Dressed as a Confederate soldierIn his prayers, he remembered historical events such as the Battle of Gettysburg in 1863 and the crash of United Airlines Flight 93 in a Pennsylvania field on 9/11 after its passengers attacked hijackers. mentioned.
“God, I ask for your help so that we can roll through these dark times, not fear the darkness, and seize the moment for Esther and Gideon. when you say We would say, “Send me, not him or her.”
“We are surrounded by malice and fear, hesitation and inaction. But that is not our problem. Our problem is to follow your lead.”
A few weeks before the Capitol attack, Mastriano was involved in a failed attempt to reverse Trump’s defeat in Pennsylvania, the announcement of which confirmed Biden’s Electoral College victory.
On a Zoom call, Mastriano displayed what he said. [Senate Republican leader] with Mitch McConnell [House leader] Kevin McCarthy outlines fraud in Pennsylvania, which encourages them to resolutely ignore what happened in Pennsylvania until they are investigated. ”
He also said, “We are thinking of the elected officials in Pennsylvania. They were weak and reckless. We are the Democrat Governor Tom Wolfe who is ignoring the liberties of this republic.” We have ceded our authority to
“I hope that we will take responsibility and seize the powers given to us by the Constitution and by providence from you. I pray that you will rise.”
When Congress reopened after the Capitol riots, McCarthy was one of 138 Republican congressmen and nine senators. voted against It can be Pennsylvania or Arizona or both.
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