Rep. Scott DesJarlais represents Tennessee’s 4th congressional district.
Rep. DesJarlais began promoting lies about the election results while votes were still being counted. On Nov. 6, he tweeted that “I know it’s so frustrating to watch this mail-in ballot scheme unfold. We all resisted it, including the President. Unfortunately, messaging by the election-meddling media and Big Tech helped push this narrative and have helped drive the agenda.”
He also tried to obscure Trump’s role in inciting the Jan. 6 insurrection to rationalize his vote against impeachment, tweeting “President Trump has announced a smooth, orderly & seamless transfer of power. His team is ensuring the Biden-Harris administration has everything they need to assume office.”
Rep. DesJarlais did not vote in support of the bipartisan commission proposal to investigate the Jan. 6 insurrection.
For his comments and actions failing to defend democracy, Rep. DesJarlais earned his F grade.