Stories tagged: "Scott Perry"


FILE - Al Schmidt, former city commissioner of Philadelphia, testifies as the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol continues to reveal its findings of a year-long investigation, at the Capitol in Washington, on June 13, 2022. Schmidt, a former Philadelphia election official who has told of enduring death threats whipped up by Donald Trump for defending the city's 2020 vote-counting against the former president's election lies, will be nominated for the top election administration post in Gov.-elect Josh Shapiro's administration. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
Josh Shapiro Chooses Republican Al Schmidt, Targeted by Trump in 2020, to Oversee Pennsylvania Elections

Schmidt upheld democracy in Philadelphia during the 2020 Election, pushing back against Donald Trump’s lies about election fraud. He has told the Jan. 6 committee that his family received death threats after Trump called him out on Twitter.

(AP Photo/David Dermer)
Some Fake New Year’s Resolutions for Real Pennsylvania Lawmakers

New Year’s resolutions usually aren’t fun to keep. But they’re fun to think about. They’re even more fun when you make resolutions for others.

Rep. Scott Perry, R-Pa., speaks at a news conference held by members of the House Freedom Caucus on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, July 29, 2021, to complain about Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif. and masking policies. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Pa. Republican Congressman Scott Perry Referred to House Ethics Committee For Refusing to Cooperate With Jan. 6 Probe

While an Ethics Committee referral doesn't carry the potential consequences of the criminal referrals the Jan. 6 committee made against Donald Trump and several members of his inner circle, the ethics complaint against Perry will bring greater scrutiny to his efforts to help the former president overturn the 2020 election.

FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2019 file photo, Rep. Scott Perry, R-Pa. from Pennsylvania's 10th U.S. Congressional District, appears before reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington. Perry is running for re-election in 2020. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
Scott Perry’s Appetite for Conspiracies on Full Display in 2020 Election-denying Texts

A new report detailing text messages between Pennsylvania Republican US Rep. Scott Perry and former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows shows the Dauphin County congressman was spreading wild conspiracy theories in an effort to amplify Donald Trump’s “big lie” about the 2020 Election.

Former President Donald Trump, left, is joined Pennsylvania Republican gubernatorial candidate Doug Mastriano at a rally in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., Saturday, Sept. 3, 2022. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
Could Doug Mastriano and Scott Perry Face Criminal Referrals From Jan. 6 Committee?

The Jan. 6 committee is likely to begin issuing criminal referrals related to Donald Trump's failed coup on Jan. 6, 2021, and several Pennsylvania Republicans could find themselves referred for prosecution.

This is a mail in ballot for the 2020 General Election issued by the Allegheny County Election Division in Pittsburgh, Friday, Oct. 2, 2020. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
Justice Department Subpoenas Allegheny County Election Officials for Trump Communications Around 2020 Election

Election officials in Allegheny County have been asked for communications involving former President Donald Trump and his efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election.

(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
No Red Wave in Pennsylvania: Democrats Win Majority of House Seats in the Commonwealth

Key victories in Western Pennsylvania, where Summer Lee will become the first Black woman to represent the commonwealth in Congress and Chris DeLuzio flipped a Republican seat, will give Pennsylvania Dems a 9-8 edge in the US House.