Rep. Cliff Bentz

Rep. Cliff Bentz

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Democracy Score

Very Poor
Not in office when Texas amicus brief was signed
Objected to certification of electoral college votes in one or more states
Made no public statements about the election, or was evasive
Voted against impeachment or conviction of Donald Trump for inciting an insurrection
Voted to create an independent commission to investigate the Jan. 6 attack
Voted against holding Steve Bannon in contempt of Congress


Rep. Cliff Bentz represents Oregon’s 2nd congressional district.

Rep. Bentz supported objecting to certifying the 2020 election results, saying “I have joined many of my colleagues in asking for a congressional investigation and review into what has happened in states where election irregularities have been observed.” Despite no evidence of irregularities, he went forward with his objection.

He further refused to hold Trump accountable for his role in fomenting the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, calling the impeachment process a “rush-to-judgment impeachment.”

Rep. Bentz voted in support of the bipartisan commission proposal to investigate the Jan. 6 insurrection.