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.
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.
The campaign-style speech near Biden's hometown of Scranton was the first of three scheduled visits by the president in less than a week to the state that is home to a competitive governor's race and a US Senate contest that could help determine whether Democrats will keep their majority in the chamber.
Former President Donald Trump will be in NEPA next month to rally support for what he calls the “Pennsylvania Trump ticket,” which includes Republican candidates Doug Mastriano, Dr. Mehmet Oz, and Jim Bognet.