Rep. Michael C. Burgess

Rep. Michael C. Burgess

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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. Michael C. Burgess represents Texas’s 26th congressional district.

Rep. Burgess told his constituents that he could not vote to certify the counting of the electoral college votes because of “the inability to ensure the legitimacy of every vote,” even though he could not make reference to why this was not possible. Rep. Burgess also signed onto the Texas amicus brief that tried to overturn the votes of millions of Americans.

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

Because of this, Rep. Burgess has earned an F for his attempts to undermine our democracy.