Scott Martin’s far-right record is par for the course in the ‘super MAGA Trump’ Republican primary, but does he support Donald Trump’s new calls for a sham audit?
PENNSYLVANIA — Pennsylvania Republicans’ “super MAGA Trump” primary for governor continues to grow, and this morning, far-right state Senator Scott Martin announced that he is exploring a run. Martin has a long history as a conservative ideologue — supporting far-right policies that are out-of-step with Pennsylvania voters — but he has avoided responding to Doug Mastriano and Donald Trump’s new calls for a sham “audit” of the 2020 election.
Martin’s arch-conservative record is clear: he voted against allowing survivors of sexual abuse to sue their abusers and has been a consistent opponent of reproductive rights, even voting for a bill that would have been “among the nation’s most restrictive.” Martin also said he wanted to reverse Medicaid expansion that has allowed more than 870,000 Pennsylvanians to access health care coverage, and has said he wanted to make Pennsylvania a right-to-work state, limiting workers’ ability to organize.
“Scott Martin has voted against allowing survivors of sexual abuse sue their abusers, voted to restrict reproductive rights, supported cuts to health care coverage for Pennsylvanians, and said he wants to limit workers’ ability to organize — his far-right stances are out of touch with what Pennsylvanians need, but he’ll feel right at home in a Republican primary defined by MAGA litmus tests,” said Pennsylvania Democratic Party spokesman Brendan Welch. “Scott Martin has shown that he will embrace even the most extreme conservative litmus test, but as he prepares to enter the ‘super MAGA Trump’ primary, does he support Donald Trump’s dangerous calls for a sham audit?”