Rep. Darrell Issa

Rep. Darrell Issa

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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 false and/or irresponsible public statements against democratic system
Voted against impeachment or conviction of Donald Trump for inciting an insurrection
Voted against creating an independent commission to investigate the Jan. 6 attack
Voted against holding Steve Bannon in contempt of Congress


Rep. Darrell Issa represents California’s 50th congressional district.

Despite no evidence of irregularities in the 2020 election, Rep. Issa rationalized his vote to object to certification of the Electoral College results as being “in America’s enduring national interest that we do not ignore what we know to be wrong with the 2020 elections.”

Rep. Issa also refused to hold Trump accountable for his incitement of the Jan. 6 attack, calling impeachment a “political decision.” He also sought to minimize the attack itself, saying Democrats are “overplaying a lot of things, including the deaths of these people on Capitol Hill.”

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