Rep. Tim Burchett

Rep. Tim Burchett

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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. Tim Burchett represents Tennessee’s 2nd congressional district. 

Rep. Burchett voted to object to certifying the 2020 presidential election results, and he refused to hold Trump accountable for inciting the Jan. 6 insurrection. He covered for Trump instead, saying that “removing President Trump with a week left in his term only fans the flames of political divisions.” He also released a statement announcing his intent to vote against impeachment arguing the rioters “were not forced by President Trump to do what they did.”

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