PENNSYLVANIA — Today, as Pennsylvania Republicans gear up for the “Super MAGA” primaries, one of Pennsylvania’s original MAGA extremists Lou Barletta has launched his own Political Action Committee as he nears a run for Governor.
“Pennsylvanians already had a chance to weigh in on Lou Barletta’s extremism and they did not like what they saw,” said Pennsylvania Democratic Party spokesman Brendan Welch. “The Republican primary is set to be a race to the bottom of conspiracy theories, divisive culture wars, and candidates who care more about Donald Trump’s ego than Pennsylvania families.”
Barletta, a former U.S. Senate candidate, lost the 2018 general election to Senator Bob Casey by 13 points. He was a staunch defender of Trump’s policy of separating immigrant children from their parents at the border.
Barletta’s views have long made him a darling of groups that push 9/11 conspiracy theories, Holocaust denial, and neo-Confederate ideology.