Rep. Steve Scalise

Rep. Steve Scalise

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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 false and/or irresponsible public statements against democratic system
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. Steve Scalise represents Louisiana’s 1st district in the House. As House Minority Whip, he is one of the most powerful Republicans in Congress. This position of responsibility has not stopped Rep. Scalise from recklessly casting doubt on the legitimacy of the November election, stating, “In some states they had results by 10 o’clock that night, and then in other states it was days and weeks, and during those days and weeks you saw massive vote swings.” Even after the violence of Jan. 6, when all legal remedies had been exhausted and it was time for Congress to count the certified Electoral College votes, Rep. Scalise objected to Arizona’s and Pennsylvnia’s electoral votes, due to what he called “serious questions about the integrity of the electoral process.”