'Unfit For Office': Retired War College Professors Sound Alarm Over Mastriano
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October 16, 2022

Republican nominee Doug Mastriano, who is running against Democratic state Attorney General Josh Shapiro, is an absolute nutjob, but that seems to be a prerequisite for being in the Republican Party these days.

Tami Davis Biddle, the former chair of the faculty council at the U.S. Army War College, and Rick Coplen, another retired professor at the War College in south-central Pennsylvania — where Mastriano studied and taught, are sounding the alarm over the GOP candidate.

In a Harrisburg, Pennsylvania newspaper last week, Biddle wrote that Mastriano doesn't "deserve our trust or support."

Coplen says that Mastriano and his fellow election deniers pose an "existential threat" to American democracy.

"The guy is not fit for office," Coplen said.

It's not just Coplen and Biddle.

Via The Philadelphia Inquirer:

James Gregory, a graduate history student at the University of Oklahoma, has been calling attention for nearly two years to what he describes as questionable conclusions and outright "fabrications" in Mastriano's published work on World War I.

"He's literally changing history," Gregory said last week, echoing the concerns of other researchers who have long criticized Mastriano's research on Sgt. Alvin York. Those concerns are now gaining traction.

And Jeffrey Brown, the University of New Brunswick professor who advised Mastriano on his doctoral dissertation before parting ways, warns that the retired Army colonel is a "dangerous" religious zealot with a "post-fact" worldview.

The Canadian university recently announced that, as a result of questions surrounding Mastriano's Ph.D., it is reviewing its internal processes for awarding doctorates.

Mastriano is a Christian nationalist, a zealot, and an election denier; he supports an abortion ban with no exceptions and claims that "all mask and jab requirements will be gone forever" if his crazy ass is elected, he has jumped into the culture wars with attacks on the trans community, has lashed out at schools, and went past police barricades blocking protestors from the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.

And that's the shortlist. Mastriano is a MAGA Republican who wants to eliminate this country's inclusivity. The Pennsylvania Republican is an extremist that hates the thought of women making their own decisions. He says he wants "freedom restored," but he'll yank rights from women and the LGBTQ+ community from them in a New York minute. He's scientifically challenged, and he's mentally ill. I'm not a psychiatrist, but you don't need to be one when you see how f*cked up someone is sometimes. He is dangerously unfit for office

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