Rep. Vern Buchanan

Rep. Vern Buchanan

Flag Image Florida · District 16

Democracy Score

D
Poor
Did not sign 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. Vern Buchanan represents Florida’s 16th congressional district.

It should be acknowledged that Rep. Buchanan, despite many other elected House Republicans, did not sign onto the Texas amicus brief and did not vote to object to the counting of the electoral votes on Jan. 6.

However, Rep. Buchanan failed to make clear to his constituents that the election results were accurate and that no widespread voter fraud or voting irregularities were found. Additionally, Rep. Buchanan did not want to hold President Trump accountable and said he would not vote to impeach the President because it was “divisive and misguided.”

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