By: KDKA-TV News Staff
HARRISBURG (KDKA) – A Pennsylvania state senator from the Gettysburg area is being accused of playing a critical role in the lead-up to the January 6 insurrection at the United States Capitol.READ MORE: Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto Receives Proclamation From Allegheny Co. Council
State Senator Doug Mastriano is being accused of also passing barricades and police lines as the mob took over the Capitol.
A new Senate Judiciary Report highlighted former President Donald Trump’s faith that Sen. Mastriano was in his corner.READ MORE: 6-Year-Old Boy From Butler County In Fight For His Life Searches For Bone Marrow Match
The report also says that Mastriano and his wife also took part in the insurrection and organized buses to travel to Washington D.C. that day.
Now the committee believes that Mastriano’s actions warrant further investigation.MORE NEWS: Charges Pending Against Brownsville Student Accused Of Reporting Gun In Prank Call
Senator Mastriano was stripped of his election review committee chairmanship after he got into it with State Senate President Jake Corman.