Republican Gubernatorial nominee for Pennsylvania, Doug Mastriano, argued for books to be banned but said it was “not a book ban.” Mastriano is a far-right candidate that has continued to support the “Big Lie” that the 2020 election was stolen due to election fraud.
MASTRIANO: “Those books, Fineesh, that you read from and the pictures that I saw in my office and the same that Governor Wolf couldn't apparently look at as well, that's not age-appropriate and asking those to be removed is not a book ban, that's just madness, that's a logical fallacy. And we have ratings from movies, obviously it should be ratings for books, it's common sense and we got to restore common sense of the commonwealth. What's happened to us where bureaucrats get to decide how your kids identify. Pronoun games have no place in schools. This has to end, madness has come in. Parents have the last say, period. We're looking at education and not indoctrination.”