November 28, 2022

(WHTM) – Republican Scott Perry was voted 10th in Pennsylvaniath congressional district, according to the Associated Press.

Perry received 54% of the vote over Democrat Shamaine Daniels, a member of the Harrisburg City Council, as of 8:55 am Wednesday, November 9th.

Perry’s fourth term in Congress comes after previously serving on the US House of Representatives committees on Transportation and Infrastructure and Foreign Affairs.

Perry graduated from Northern High School and Cumberland-Perry Vo-Tech School in 1980 before attending Pennsylvania State University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration.

During his military career, Perry was stationed in Iraq from 2009 to 2010 and later became commander of the Fort Indiantown Gap National Training Site.

Perry made national headlines for his alleged links to an attempt to overthrow the 2020 election and the January 6 uprising. He was quoted more than 50 times in a Senate Judiciary report released in October 2021 detailing how Trump’s efforts to reverse his electoral loss to Joe Biden brought the Justice Department to the brink of chaos, and senior officials there and in the White House to do so prompted to threaten to resign.

Former senior Justice Department officials have testified that Perry “played an important role” in Trump’s efforts to install Jeffrey Clark — a senior justice official who is pushing Trump’s unsubstantiated allegations of voter fraud — as acting attorney general.

In a statement Tuesday, Perry said three agents visited him while he was out with his family on Tuesday and “seized my cell phone.” He called the action “banana republic tactics”.

“They did not attempt to contact my attorney, who would have made arrangements for them to have my phone if they wished,” Perry said. “I am outraged — if not surprised — that the FBI, led by Merrick Garland’s DOJ, is seizing a sitting congressman’s phone.”

The Justice Department found no evidence of widespread fraud in Pennsylvania or any other state, and senior law officials dismissed Perry’s claims.

The Senate report outlined a call Perry made to then-acting Assistant Attorney General Rich Donoghue in December 2020 to say the department was not doing its job related to the election. Perry encouraged Donoghue to reach out to Clark for help because he’s “the guy who could really come in and do something about it,” according to the report.

Perry said his “official communications” with Justice Department officials comply with the law.

Perry filed a lawsuit against the FBI and later dropped it after his phone was confiscated. According to The Hill, the motion failed to provide a basis for an attempt to dismiss the lawsuit.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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