Rep. Trent Kelly

Rep. Trent Kelly

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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 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
Voted against holding Steve Bannon in contempt of Congress


Rep. Trent Kelly represents Mississippi’s 1st congressional district. 

After Joe Biden was declared the winner of the 2020 presidential election, Rep. Kelly refused to accept the results, posting on Facebook that “I stand with President Trump! The election isn’t over until all legal votes are counted and all legal challenges have been addressed.”

When those legal challenges were all resolved due to lack of evidence of fraud or other discrepancies, Rep. Kelly was undeterred. He objected to certifying the Electoral College results, and when insurrectionists attacked the Capitol to disrupt the process, he rationalized their violent behavior. During the attack, Rep. Kelly said “you see what happens when you don’t enforce laws.”

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