August 27, 2022

An interesting and telling story, not just because MAGA-loving Mastriano wore the uniform of traitors, but that the picture was recently removed from a wall of faculty portraits at the Army War College, perhaps at Mastriano's request. The photo had to be obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request.

Mastriano is currently running to be Governor of Pennsylvania, a state which if I remember my history correctly, was on the Union side in the Civil War, sending an estimated 360,000 soldiers for the federal armies.

"When people show you who they are the first time believe them." -Maya Angelou

Source: New York Times

Doug Mastriano, the far-right Republican nominee for governor of Pennsylvania, wore a Confederate uniform for a faculty photo at the Army War College that surfaced on Friday.

The photo, from the 2013 to 2014 academic year, shows Mr. Mastriano wearing a gray military uniform, including a gray cap with yellow trim, and holding a Civil War-era firearm. It was first reported Friday evening by Reuters, which obtained it through a Freedom of Information Act request.

Mr. Mastriano — a retired Army colonel and now a state senator whose district includes Gettysburg, the site of the battle where the tide of the Civil War turned against the Confederacy — is running for governor against the Pennsylvania attorney general, Josh Shapiro, a Democrat.

Mr. Mastriano’s campaign did not immediately respond to a request for comment Friday evening. Neither did the Army War College, which Reuters reported had recently removed the photo from a wall of faculty portraits. Mr. Mastriano used to work for the college’s Department of Military Strategy, Plans and Operations.

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