Rep. Darin LaHood

Rep. Darin LaHood

Flag Image Illinois · District 18

Democracy Score

F
Very Poor
Signed Texas amicus brief
Affirmed certification of all states' electoral college votes
Made no public statements about the election, or was evasive
Voted against impeachment or conviction of Donald Trump for inciting an insurrection
Voted against creating an independent commission to investigate the Jan. 6 attack

Biography

Rep. Darin LaHood represents Illinois’s 18th congressional district.

Rep. LaHood joined other House Republicans by signing onto the failed Texas amicus brief that attempted to overturn the results of the presidential election.

While he did not object to the counting of the electoral college votes, he was never clear with his constituents that Joe Biden was going to be the next President of the United States. He also never told his constituents that any claims of widespread voter fraud and voter irregularities were untrue.

After the Jan. 6 insurrection on our Capitol building, Rep. LaHood failed to hold President Trump accountable for his actions and did not vote to impeach him. In a statement, he explained that impeachment would “only inflame and further divide our country.”

Rep. LaHood did not vote in support of the bipartisan commission proposal to investigate the Jan. 6 insurrection.

Rep. LaHood gets an F for his attempts at undermining our democracy.