Sen. Josh Hawley

Sen. Josh Hawley

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Democracy Score

Very Poor
Did not sign 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
Did not vote on holding Steve Bannon in contempt of Congress


Sen. Josh Hawley is the junior senator from Missouri. Prior to being elected in 2018, Sen. Hawley served as the Attorney General of Missouri. Hawley was a fairly unknown senator before announcing that he would object to the Electoral College certification. Just days before the attack on the Capitol, in an interview regarding the objection, Sen. Hawley said, “I’m going to stand and take this stance. I’m going to force this debate and I hope that change will come because of it.”