Rep. David Kustoff

Rep. David Kustoff

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Democracy Score

Very Poor
Signed Texas amicus brief
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 against creating an independent commission to investigate the Jan. 6 attack
Voted against holding Steve Bannon in contempt of Congress


Rep. David Kustoff represents Tennessee’s 8th congressional district.

In announcing his objection to the certification of the 2020 election results, Rep. Kustoff cast doubt on the validity of the election, saying “numerous sworn affidavits with election irregularities remain unsolved, including reports of voter fraud, violation of election laws, and the casting of illegal ballots.”

He also refused to hold Trump accountable for his incitement of the Jan. 6 insurrection, stating that “impeaching President Trump during his last seven days in office would only further divide us as Americans.”

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