Rep. Robert Latta

Rep. Robert Latta

Flag Image Ohio · District 5

Democracy Score

F
Very Poor
Signed Texas amicus brief
Affirmed certification of all states' electoral college votes
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

Biography

Rep. Robert Latta represents Ohio’s 5th congressional district.

Rep. Latta joined other Republican House members by signing onto the failed Texas amicus brief, an effort meant to overturn the results of the presidential election.

Rep. Latta decided not to object to the counting of the electoral college votes. However, Rep. Latta was never honest with his constituents about the results of the presidential election and that Joe Biden was going to be the next President. At a time when leadership was needed to be honest with people about the results of the election, Rep. Latta remained silent.

After the Jan. 6 insurrection, Rep. Latta decided to not hold President Trump accountable and did not vote to impeach. In a statement, Rep. Latta said that “there is no doubt that there should be accountability for these actions.” Yet, he said that he could not vote to impeach President Trump because “We are better as a nation when we work together and engage in respectful civil discourse with one another.”

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

Rep. Latta gets an F for trying to undermine our democracy.