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Ups and Downs – June 24

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The week that was … and WHAT A WEEK IT WAS!

Let’s jump in with our list of ups and downs for the week ending June 24.

Up arrowPat Toomey. The retiring U.S. Senator was part of a bipartisan group of 10 Republicans and 10 Democrats who negotiated the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act that has passed the House and Senate and awaits signature by President Joe Biden.

Up arrowPro-Life Supporters. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 6-3 to uphold the restrictive Mississippi law in the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, which led to a 5-4 vote to overturn Roe v. Wade. Abortion rights is now sent back to the states.

Pro-Choice Supporters. See above.


Jeffrey Clark. The Philadelphia native was the focal point of Thursday’s hearing of the January 6th Select Committee. He was almost named acting attorney general in the days prior to the insurrection on the Capitol, before Department of Justice lawyers threatened to resign en masse.

Up arrowDoug Mastriano. The state senator from Franklin County remains in a statistical tie with Josh Shapiro in the latest gubernatorial poll from AARP. Shapiro leads 49-46 with a margin of error at 4.4 percent.

Scott Perry. The Republican 10th District Congressman was a focus of Thursday’s January 6th Select Committee hearing. Testimony showed that Perry was involved in interference with the Department of Justice and may have asked for a presidential pardon. Perry has disputed the pardon ask.

Mike Kelly. The Republican 16th District Congressman was brought into the “Fake Elector” controversy by Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson, who claimed that his staff was handed a second slate of electors to hand to vice president Mike Pence by Kelly and his staff.

Jeffrey Yass. The extremely secretive founder of the Susquehanna International Group was profiled by ProPublica. It was reported that Yass, one of the richest men in the country, has been able to save at least $1 billion in taxes over the past six years.

Up arrowAaron Bernstine. The state representative from Butler and Lawrence counties proposed an amendment tying funding for Penn State to a disclosure about the statue of former Nittany Lion football coach Joe Paterno. The statue was removed from its location in front of Beaver Stadium in 2012 and the University has not revealed its whereabouts since.

Sam DeMarco. The Allegheny County GOP chair was interviewed by the FBI in regards to his involvement into the Trump campaign’s attempt to send alternate electors from key swing states to Washington, D.C.

2 Responses

  1. Mastriano who was part of Jan6 Insurrection being tied with Shapiro is a big down arrow for the voters of PA who are pro-authoritarian and unpatriotic. Unbelievably sad.

  2. Your ARROWS are confused. While celebrating a NOTHING BURGER gun bill, you also celebrate Dung Mastriano and anti-choice abortion Nazis.


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