When state Sen. Doug Mastriano claimed he wanted to find truth and transparency after the 2020 election, he called former President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani.
Mastriano, R-Franklin County, invited him to a makeshift hearing he organized with other GOP senators the day after state officials certified President Joe Biden defeated Trump in Pennsylvania by 81,000 votes.
During the hearing on Nov. 25 at the Wyndham Gettysburg, Mastriano multiple times referred to election “shenanigans” and perpetuated Trump’s unfounded claims that the election was fraudulent.
Now the two will be back together on Saturday.
Giuliani will headline a fundraiser for Mastriano in Chambersburg as Mastriano is expected to ultimately enter the Republican primary race for Pennsylvania governor.
Mastriano — a Republican from Franklin County who represents a solidly red district in his home county and also York, Adams and Cumberland counties — confirmed as much during a recent interview with a conservative talk radio station.
“He’s gonna talk about me and a potential run for statewide office,” Mastriano said Tuesday during an interview on WEEO-103.7 FM.
The senator described Giuliani as “a good man” and “America’s mayor,” referring to when he led New York during 9/11.
The visit, however, comes amid trouble for the former New York City mayor.
Giuliani is the subject of a federal investigation for his dealings with Ukrainian oligarchs, and the FBI raided his city apartment last…