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The 139 Republicans Who Lied, Fueled An Insurgency, And Voted To Cover It Up
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The 139 Republicans Who Lied, Fueled An Insurgency, And Voted To Cover It Up


Last week, 35 Senate Republicans killed a bipartisan effort to establish an independent commission to investigate the Jan. 6 insurgency at the U.S. Capitol, widely regarded as the most serious assault on American democracy since the Civil War.

A week earlier, 175 House Republicans had also voted against establishing the commission.

Why would any U.S. senator or member of Congress oppose an independent commission to investigate what led to a deadly attack on the United States Capitol aimed squarely at undermining American democracy and the peaceful transfer of power?

The reasons are as cynical as they are obvious: most of these Republicans lied about Donald Trump's presidential election being stolen, which inspired a white supremacist mob of Trump supporters to storm the Capitol, some with plans to kill House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), Vice President Mike Pence, and others, in order to prevent Congress from certifying Joe Biden's election.

They also don't want to irritate Trump by supporting a commission that would detail how his lie sparked an attack on democracy that killed five people, injured hundreds of police officers, and traumatized countless others.

It gets uglier. Their party is counting on people continuing to believe the lie. GOP-led state legislatures across the country are using the lie to justify quickly passing bills significantly restricting voting in ways that disproportionately harm communities of color.

It's no coincidence that the four states where Republicans have filed the most bills aimed at restricting voting — Georgia, Arizona, Michigan, and Pennsylvania — were among the closest in the 2020 presidential election. As FiveThirtyEight points out, all four of those states supported Biden and have GOP-controlled legislatures, making them especially vulnerable to new voting restrictions.

It's also no coincidence that 139 of the 147 House and Senate Republicans who voted in January to overturn the election recently voted to prevent an independent commission from investigating the insurgency. It's all connected. They attacked democracy in January and capped it off last week with another attack on democracy, all in plain sight and with the intention of preserving the lie.

Here are the names of all 139 Republicans in Congress who, twice, sided with Trump and his lies over protecting American democracy.

Senators:

Ted Cruz (R-Texas) is a United States Senator from Texas.

Missouri Republican Josh Hawley

Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Mississippi) is a Republican from Mississippi.

John F. Kennedy (R-La.) is a member of the Republican Party.

Cynthia Lummis (R-Wyo.) is a member of the House Republican Conference.

Roger Marshall (R-Kansas) is a member of the House of Representatives from Kansas.

Rick Scott (R-FL) is a member of the Florida Republican Party.

Tommy Tuberville (R-Alabama) is a member of the House Republican Conference.

The following people are currently in the House:

Aderholt (Ala.) Robert Aderholt

Rick Allen (Georgia) is a member of the National Rifle Association.

Jodey Arrington (Texas) is a student at the University of Texas at Arlington.

Brian Babin (Texas) is a member of the Texas House of Representatives.

(Ind.) Jim Baird

Jim Banks (Indiana) is a businessman from the state of Indiana.

Mich.'s Jack Bergman

Arizona's Andy Biggs

North Carolina's Dan Bishop

Lauren Boebert (Colorado) is a state representative from Colorado.

Mike Bost (Illinois) is a member of the House of Representatives from Illinois.

Alabama's Mo Brooks

Ted Budd (North Carolina) is a member of the House of Representatives from North Carolina.

Tennessee's Tim Burchett

Texas Representative Michael Burgess

Ken Calvert (California) is a politician from California.

Kat Cammack (Florida) is a writer who lives in the state of Florida.

Jerry Carl (Alabama) is a state representative from Alabama.

Buddy Carter (Georgia) is a musician and songwriter from the state of Georgia

Texas's John Carter

Cawthorn (North Carolina) Madison Cawthorn (North Carolina) Madison Cawthorn (North Carolina) Madison Caw

Ohio's Steve Chabot

Virginia's Ben Cline

(Texas) Michael Cloud

Georgia's Andrew Clyde

Oklahoman Tom Cole

Arkansas' Rick Crawford

Warren Davidson (Ohio) is a member of the House of Representatives from Ohio.

Tennessean Scott DesJarlais

Florida Representative Mario Diaz-Balart

Donalds, Byron (Florida)

S.C. Rep. Jeff Duncan

Florida's Neal Dunn

(Kansas) Ron Estes

Pat Fallon (Texas) is a member of the House of Representatives from Texas.

(Minnesota) Michelle Fischbach

Scott Fitzgerald (Wisconsin) is a writer who lives in Wisconsin.

Chuck Fleischmann (Tennessee) is a member of the Tennessee House of Representatives.

Virginia Foxx (North Carolina) is a state representative from the state of North Carolina.

Scott Franklin (Florida) is a state representative from Florida.

Idaho Representative Russ Fulcher

Matt Gaetz (FL) is a member of the House of Representatives from Florida.

Mike Garcia (California) is a state representative from California.

Bob Gibbs (Ohio) is a member of the House of Representatives from Ohio.

Texas Congressman Louie Gohmert

Bob Good (Virginia) is a state representative from the state of Virginia.

Texas' Lance Gooden

Arizona Representative Paul Gosar

Graves, Garret (La.)

(Mo.) Sam Graves

Tennessee's Mark Green

Greene, Marjorie Taylor (Ga.).

Morgan Griffith (Virginia) is a member of the Congressional Black Caucus

Minnesota's Jim Hagedorn

Andy Harris (MD) is a member of the House of Delegates from Maryland.

Diana Harshbarger (Tennessee) is a state legislator from Tennessee.

Vicky Hartzler (Mo.) is a writer from Missouri.

Oklahoma's Kevin Hern

New Mexico's Yvette Herrell

Georgia's Jody Hice

Clay Higgins (Louisiana) is a state senator from Louisiana.

North Carolina Representative Richard Hudson

California Rep. Darrell Issa

Texas' Ronny Jackson

Bill Johnson (Ohio) is a member of the House of Representatives from Ohio.

Mike Johnson (Louisiana) is a U.S. Representative from the state of Louisiana

Jim Jordan (Ohio) is a state representative from the state of Ohio.

Pennsylvania's John Joyce

Fred Keller (Pa.) is a member of the American Association of University Professors.

Mike Kelly (Pa.) is a member of the House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.

Miss Trent Kelly (Miss.)

David Kustoff (Tennessee) is a state representative from Tennessee.

Doug LaMalfa (California) is a state representative from California.

Doug Lamborn (Colorado) is a member of the Congressional Black Caucus.

(Kansas) Jake LaTurner

Debbie Lesko (Ariz.) is a U.S. Representative from the state of Arizona.

(Mo.) Billy Long

Barry Loudermilk (Ga.) is a state representative from Georgia.

Frank Lucas (Oklahoma) is a member of the National Rifle Association.

Luetkemeyer, Blaine (Mo.)

Nicole Malliotakis (New York) is a state representative from New York.

Tracey Mann (Kan.) is a politician from Kansas.

Brian Mast (Florida) is a U.S. Representative from the state of Florida.

Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) is the leader of the House Minority.

(Michigan) Lisa McClain

Daniel Meuser (Pa.) is a state representative from Pennsylvania.

Carol Miller (West Virginia) is a member of the Congressional Black Caucus.

(Ill.) Mary Miller

W.Va.'s Alex Mooney

Barry Moore (Alabama) is a state representative from Alabama.

Oklahoma native Markwayne Mullin

Greg Murphy (North Carolina) is a member of the House of Representatives from North Carolina.

Texas's Troy Nehls

Ralph Norman (South Carolina) is a U.S. Representative from the state of South Carolina.

Devin Nunes (Calif.) is a member of the House of Representatives from California.

Californian Jay Obernolte

Utah Representative Burgess Owens

(Miss.) Steven Palazzo

Gary Palmer (Alabama) is a member of the Congressional Black Caucus.

Ind. Gov. Greg Pence

Scott Perry (Pa.) is a member of the House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.

Texas's August Pfluger

Florida's Bill Posey

Guy Reschenthaler (Pa.) is a businessman from Pennsylvania.

Harold Rogers (Kentucky) is a U.S. Representative from Kentucky.

Mike Rogers (Alabama) is a U.S. Representative from the state of Alabama.

Tennessee Senator John Rose

Mont.'s Matthew Rosendale

North Carolina Representative David Rouzer

Florida Representative John Rutherford

Steve Scalise (La.) is House Minority Whip.

Arizona Representative David Schweikert

Pete Sessions (Texas) is a member of the Texas House of Representatives.

Adrian Smith (Nebraska) is a member of the National Football League.

Jason Smith (Mo.) is a student at the University of Missouri.

Smucker's (Pa.) Lloyd Smucker

Elise Stefanik (R-NY) of the House Republican Conference

Gregory Steube (Florida) is a state representative from Florida.

Chris Stewart (Utah) is a member of the National Football League.

(Wisconsin) Thomas Tiffany

Glenn Thompson (Pennsylvania) is a state representative from Pennsylvania.

S.C. Representative William Timmons

New Jersey's Jeff Van Drew

Texas's Beth Van Duyne

Tim Walberg (Michigan) is a songwriter from the state of Michigan.

Jackie Walorski (Indiana) is a native of Indiana.

Randy Weber (Texas) is a U.S. Representative from Texas.

Roger Williams (Texas) is a member of the Texas House of Representatives.

Joe Wilson (South Carolina) is a member of the South Carolina House of Representatives.

Robert Wittman (Virginia) is a member of the House of Delegates from Virginia

Lee Zeldin (New York) is a member of the House of Representatives from New York.

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