I suggested this for the Maryland General Assembly in my most recent column in The Baltimore Sun, but there’s no reason it can’t be done in state legislatures throughout the country: Filing resolutions to censure the 126 Republicans in the House of Representatives who signed their names to a legal brief supporting a ridiculous Texas lawsuit seeking to overturn Joe Biden’s victory, in full support of Trump’s toxic claims that the November election was rigged to prevent his second term.

A resolution condemning each one of them — filed next month in the legislature of each state these Republicans represent — would send a strong message that what they did subverts our democracy by bolstering and extending Trump’s groundless claims of fraud, harming faith in our electoral system.

There is no evidence anywhere to support fraud claims, and by now dozens of court decisions have dismissed these groundless assertions.

That more than half of the Republicans in the House would join the Texas lawsuit means they put party — indeed, just one man — above the country. They supported throwing out millions of votes in four battleground states that Trump lost. By signing the amicus brief in support of the lawsuit, people like Maryland’s Republican Rep. Andy Harris backed an effort that would let other states infringe on Maryland’s right to conduct its own elections. And that’s true for every Republican who joined the suit.

Fortunately, the Supreme Court rejected the suit.

But don’t let the opportunity pass. If you feel as I do about this, contact the man or woman who represents you in your state legislature and ask them to consider a resolution of censure.

Here is the list of those who signed the brief, provided by Rolling Stone:

  • Rep. Ralph Abraham (R-La.)
  • Rep. Robert Aderholt (R-Ala.)
  • Rep. Rick W. Allen (R-Ga.)
  • Rep. James R. Baird (R-Ind.)
  • Rep. Jim Banks (R-Ind.)
  • Rep. Jack Bergman (R-Mich.)
  • Rep. Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.)
  • Rep. Gus Bilirakis (R-Fla.)
  • Rep. Dan Bishop (R-N.C.)
  • Rep. Mike Bost (R-Ill.)
  • Rep. Kevin Brady (R-Texas)
  • Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.)
  • Rep. Ken Buck (R-Colo.)
  • Rep. Ted Budd (R-N.C.)
  • Rep. Tim Burchett (R-Tenn.)
  • Rep. Michael C. Burgess (R-Texas)
  • Rep. Bradley Byrne (R-Ala.)
  • Rep. Ken Calvert (R-Calif.)
  • Rep. Earl L. “Buddy” Carter (R-La.)
  • Rep. Ben Cline (R-Va.)
  • Rep. Michael Cloud (R-Texas)
  • Rep. Mike Conaway (R-Texas)
  • Rep. Rick Crawford (R-Ark.)
  • Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-Texas)
  • Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-Fla.)
  • Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-S.C.)
  • Rep. Neal P. Dunn (R-Fla.)
  • Rep. Tom Emmer (R-Minn.)
  • Rep. Ron Estes (R-Kan.)
  • Rep. A. Drew Ferguson, IV (R-Ga.)
  • Rep. Chuck Fleischmann (R-Tenn.)
  • Rep. Bill Flores (R-Texas)
  • Rep. Jeff Fortenberry (R-Neb.)
  • Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-N.C.)
  • Rep. Russ Fulcher (R-Idaho)
  • Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.)
  • Rep. Greg Gianforte (R-Mont.)
  • Rep. Bob Gibbs (R-Ohio)
  • Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas)
  • Rep. Lance Gooden (R-Texas)
  • Rep. Sam Graves (R-Mo.)
  • Rep. Mark Green (R-Tenn.)
  • Rep. Michael Guest (R-Miss.)
  • Rep. Andy Harris (R-Md.)
  • Rep. Vicky Hartzler (R-Mo.)
  • Rep. Kevin Hern (R-Okla.)
  • Rep. Clay Higgins (R-La.)
  • Rep. Trey Hollingsworth (R-Ind.)
  • Rep. Richard Hudson (R-N.C.)
  • Rep. Bill Huizenga (R-Mich.)
  • Rep. Bill Johnson (R-Ohio)
  • Rep. Mike Johnson (R-La.)
  • Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio)
  • Rep. John Joyce (R-Pa.)
  • Rep. Fred Keller (R-Pa.)
  • Rep. Mike Kelly (R-Pa.)
  • Rep. Trent Kelly (R-Miss.)
  • Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa)
  • Rep. David Kustoff (R-Tenn.)
  • Rep. Darin LaHood (R-Ill.)
  • Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-Calif.)
  • Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-Colo.)
  • Rep. Robert E. Latta (R-Ohio)
  • Rep. Debbie Lesko (R-Ariz.)
  • Rep. Blaine Leutkemeyer (R-Mo.)
  • Rep. Kenny Marchant (R-Texas)
  • Rep. Roger Marshall (R-Kan.)
  • Rep. Tom McClintock (R-Calif.)
  • Rep. Cathy McMorris Rogers (R-Wash.)
  • Rep. Dan Meuser (R-Pa.)
  • Rep. Carol D. Miller (R-W.V.)
  • Rep. John Moolenaar (R-Mich.)
  • Rep. Alex X. Mooney (R-W.V.)
  • Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-Okla.)
  • Rep. Gregory Murphy (R-N.C.)
  • Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-Wash.)
  • Rep. Ralph Norman (R-S.C.)
  • Rep. Gary Palmer (R-Ala.)
  • Rep. Scott Perry (R-Pa.)
  • Rep. Guy Reschenthaler (R-Pa.)
  • Rep. Tom Rice (R-S.C.)
  • Rep. John Rose (R-Tenn.)
  • Rep. David Rouzer (R-N.C.)
  • Rep. John Rutherford (R-Fla.)
  • Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.)
  • Rep. Austin Scott (R-Ga.)
  • Rep. Mike Simpson (R-Idaho)
  • Rep. Adrian Smith (R-Neb.)
  • Rep. Jason Smith (R-Mo.)
  • Rep. Ross Spano (R-Fla.)
  • Rep. Pete Stauber (R-Minn.)
  • Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.)
  • Rep. Glenn “GT” Thompson (R-Pa.)
  • Rep. Tom Tiffany (R-Wisc.)
  • Rep. William Timmons (R-S.C.)
  • Rep. Ann Wagner (R-Mo.)
  • Rep. Tim Walberg (R-Mich.)
  • Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-Ind.)
  • Rep. Michael Waltz (R-Fla.)
  • Rep. Randy Weber (R-Texas)
  • Rep. Daniel Webster (R-Fla.)
  • Rep. Brad Wenstrup (R-Ohio)
  • Rep. Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.)
  • Rep. Roger Williams (R-Texas)
  • Rep. Joe Wilson (R-S.C.)
  • Rep. Rob Wittman (R-Va.)
  • Rep. Ron Wright (R-Texas)
  • Rep. Ted S. Yoho (R-Fla.)
  • Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-N.Y.)
  • Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.)
  • Rep. Jodey Arrington (R-Texas)
  • Rep. Brian Babin (R-Texas)
  • Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga.)
  • Rep. Scott DesJarlais (R-Tenn.)
  • Rep. Morgan Griffith (R-Va.)
  • Rep. Jim Hagedorn (R-Minn.)
  • Rep. Jody Hice (R-Ga.)
  • Rep. Billy Long (R-Mo.)
  • Rep. Barry Loudermilk (R-Ga.)
  • Rep. Steven Palazzo (R-Miss.)
  • Rep. Greg Pence (R-Ind.)
  • Rep. Bill Posey (R-Fla.)
  • Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Ala.)
  • Rep. W. Gregory Steube (R-N.J.)
  • Rep. Jeff Van Drew (R-N.J.)
  • Rep. Mark Walker (R-N.C.)

4 thoughts on “A national campaign to have state legislatures condemn House Republicans who support Trump’s election fraud claims

  1. A good and an important way to acknowledge the betrayal of this list of rogue Representatives in state legislatures! They should be censored right now! They have broken the trust of the office they hold and would be complicit to overthrowing a fair and Democratic election! To me they have set a destructive president for our very fragile democracy and are an affront to the Constitution!


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