Rep. John Rose

Rep. John Rose

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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 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. John Rose represents Tennessee’s 6th district in the House.

On Nov. 5, Rep. Rose tweeted that “our president is fighting for an honest, fair election process. I stand firmly with him. There is too much at stake not to fully vet the votes.” He followed this unfounded speculation about fraud in the 2020 election with a tweet asserting “some say they want all votes counted. I say we want all LEGAL votes counted. The difference is clear and critical.” These suggestions that not all votes should be counted led him to object to certification of the election results.

Rep. Rose explained away his baseless objection with a statement released after the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, saying “it’s clear that confidence in the presidential election is extremely low.” His lies about the 2020 election and failure to stand up for our democracy earned him his F grade.