Rep. Jim Hagedorn

Rep. Jim Hagedorn

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Democracy Score

F
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

Biography

Rep. Jim Hagedorn represents Minnesota’s 1st district in the House.

Rep. Hagedorn tried to excuse his vote to object to certifying the 2020 Electoral College votes as “intended to encourage state legislatures to reclaim their authority and restore election integrity.” Even though this move would’ve amounted to Congress rejecting the election results if successful, Rep. Hagedorn voted to object anyway. 

After Trump had an article of impeachment brought against him for his role in inciting the Capitol insurrection, Rep. Hagedorn failed to hold Trump accountable and voted against impeachment. He went as far as to criticize the process as an “unwarranted and politically-motivated impeachment.” 

Rep. Hagedorn earned his F grade for abandoning his responsibilities.