Rep. John Rutherford

Rep. John Rutherford

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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. John Rutherford represents Florida’s 4th congressional district.

Rep. Rutherford, when making the claims of “serious allegations of election fraud” never provided any proof and only worked to undermine the confidence of our electoral system. He also signed onto the Texas amicus brief that attempted to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election. In early January, Rep. Rutherford announced that he was going to object to the certification of electoral votes on January 6. Regardless of the attack on the United States Capitol building, Rep. Rutherford still objected to the certification of electoral votes on January 6.

He has earned an F for his lack of interest in protecting our democracy.