Rep. Ken Buck

Rep. Ken Buck

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Democracy Score

D
Poor
Signed Texas amicus brief
Affirmed certification of all states' electoral college votes
Made statements that supported the integrity of American democracy
Voted against impeachment or conviction of Donald Trump for inciting an insurrection
Voted against creating an independent commission to investigate the Jan. 6 attack

Biography

Rep. Ken Buck represents Colorado’s 4th congressional district.

Rep. Buck signed onto the failed Texas amicus brief that attempted to overturn the votes of millions of Americans.

Although, before the Jan. 6 insurrection, Rep. Buck let his constituents know that he was not going to object to the counting of the electoral votes. He wrote in an op-ed that “the Founders trusted the states to decide elections, not members of Congress” and “The electoral college is a safeguard on our system of federalism and individual liberty — not an invitation to do an end-run around election results.”

Rep. Buck did not vote to impeach President Trump for his role in the January 6 insurrection. In a tweet, he explained that “The riots that unfolded at the U.S. Capitol on January 6th were despicable and un-American. I disagree with President Trump’s rhetoric during his January 6th speech.” Regardless of President Trump’s rhetoric and actions leading up to the Jan. 6 insurrection, Rep. Buck did not want to hold him accountable and did not vote in favor of impeachment.

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