Rep. Mike Garcia

Rep. Mike Garcia

Flag Image California · District 25

Democracy Score

D-
Poor
Did not sign 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. Mike Garcia represents California’s 25th district in the House. He narrowly won election to his first term last November, edging out his Democratic opponent by 333 votes. As evidenced by the competitiveness of his election, Rep. Garcia represents a purple district, and many of his constituents are appalled that he took the extreme step of objecting to counting Electoral College votes from Arizona and Pennsylvania. He has since tried to defend himself, stating, “my vote was not about politics, but about protecting the rights of the American people that are granted in the Constitution.” But his vote wasn’t about protecting the right to vote. It was about taking it away from millions of Americans because he didn’t like how they voted.