Yesterday, President Trump made history. He is the first American President to incited violence in an effort to overturn an election. He led the first American coup attempt. For weeks, Trump had been rallying his base for mobbing Washington DC on the day Congress would certify the Electoral College vote.

Trump bears primary responsibility for inciting this insurrection, and he should be held accountable for it. His persistent and unfounded claims of voter fraud fueled the insurrection and gave elected members of Congress1 an excuse to challenge votes of the Electoral College. Trump’s supporters were in Washington DC to support that challenge. Those Senators and Representatives were pandering to Trump’s base by promoting Trump’s lies and challenging the election.2 By doing so, they cheered on the mob and they are also responsibile for yesterday’s historic insurrection.

Hold them accountable.

U.S. Senators who challenged certification of electoral college ballots (* withdrew their challenge before certification)

  1. Sen. Ted Cruz TX
  2. Sen. Josh Hawley MO
  3. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith MS
  4. Sen. John Neely Kennedy LA
  5. Sen. Cynthia Lummis WY
  6. Sen. Roger Marshall KS
  7. Sen. Rick Scott FL
  8. Sen. Tommy Tuberville AL
  9. Sen. Kelly Loeffler GA *
  10. Sen. James Lankford OK *
  11. Sen. Ron Johnson WI *
  12. Sen. Steve Daines MT *
  13. Sen. Marsha Blackburn TN *
  14. Sen. Mike Braun IN *

U.S. Representatives who challenged certification of electoral college ballots (* withdrew their challenge before certification)

  1. Rep. Robert B. Aderholt AL
  2. Rep. Rick Allen GA
  3. Rep. Jodey Arrington TX
  4. Rep. Brian Babin TX
  5. Rep. Jim Baird IN
  6. Rep. Jim Banks IN
  7. Rep. Cliff Bentz OR
  8. Rep. Jack Bergman MI
  9. Rep. Stephanie Bice OK
  10. Rep. Andy Biggs AZ
  11. Rep. Dan Bishop NC
  12. Rep. Lauren Boebert CO
  13. Rep. Mike Bost IL
  14. Rep. Mo Brooks AL
  15. Rep. Ted Budd NC
  16. Rep. Tim Burchett TN
  17. Rep. Michael C. Burgess TX
  18. Rep. Ken Calvert CA
  19. Rep. Kat Cammack FL
  20. Rep. Jerry Carl AL
  21. Rep. Earl L. “Buddy” Carter GA
  22. Rep. John Carter TX
  23. Rep. Madison Cawthorn NC
  24. Rep. Steve Chabot OH
  25. Rep. Ben Cline VA
  26. Rep. Michael Cloud TX
  27. Rep. Andrew Clyde GA
  28. Rep. Tom Cole OK
  29. Rep. Eric A. “Rick” Crawford AR
  30. Rep. Warren Davidson OH
  31. Rep. Scott DesJarlais TN
  32. Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart FL
  33. Rep. Byron Donalds FL
  34. Rep. Jeff Duncan SC
  35. Rep. Neal Dunn FL
  36. Rep. Ron Estes KS
  37. Rep. Pat Fallon TX
  38. Rep. Michelle Fischbach MN
  39. Rep. Scott Fitzgerald WI
  40. Rep. Charles J. “Chuck” Fleischmann TN
  41. Rep. Virginia Foxx NC
  42. Rep. Scott Franklin FL
  43. Rep. Russ Fulcher ID
  44. Rep. Matt Gaetz FL
  45. Rep. Mike Garcia CA
  46. Rep. Bob Gibbs OH
  47. Rep. Carlos Gimenez FL
  48. Rep. Louie Gohmert TX
  49. Rep. Bob Good VA
  50. Rep. Lance Gooden TX
  51. Rep. Paul A. Gosar AZ
  52. Rep. Garret Graves LA
  53. Rep. Sam Graves MO
  54. Rep. Mark Green TN
  55. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene GA
  56. Rep. H. Morgan Griffith VA
  57. Rep. Michael Guest MS
  58. Rep. Jim Hagedorn MN
  59. Rep. Andy Harris MD
  60. Rep. Diana Harshbarger TN
  61. Rep. Vicky Hartzler MO
  62. Rep. Kevin Hern OK
  63. Rep. Yvette Herrell NM
  64. Rep. Jody Hice GA
  65. Rep. Clay Higgins LA
  66. Rep. Richard Hudson NC
  67. Rep. Darrell Issa CA
  68. Rep. Ronny Jackson TX
  69. Rep. Chris Jacobs NY
  70. Rep. Mike Johnson LA
  71. Rep. Bill Johnson OH
  72. Rep. Jim Jordan OH
  73. Rep. John Joyce PA
  74. Rep. Fred Keller PA
  75. Rep. Trent Kelly MS
  76. Rep. Mike Kelly PA
  77. Rep. David Kustoff TN
  78. Rep. Doug LaMalfa CA
  79. Rep. Doug Lamborn CO
  80. Rep. Jake LaTurner KS
  81. Rep. Debbie Lesko AZ
  82. Rep. Billy Long MO
  83. Rep. Barry Loudermilk GA
  84. Rep. Frank D. Lucas OK
  85. Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer MO
  86. Rep. Nicole Malliotakis NY
  87. Rep. Tracey Mann KS
  88. Rep. Brian Mast FL
  89. Rep. Kevin McCarthy CA
  90. Rep. Lisa McClain MI
  91. Rep. Dan Meuser PA
  92. Rep. Mary Miller IL
  93. Rep. Carol Miller WV
  94. Rep. Alex Mooney WV
  95. Rep. Barry Moore AL
  96. Rep. Markwayne Mullin OK
  97. Rep. Gregory Murphy NC
  98. Rep. Troy Nehls TX
  99. Rep. Ralph Norman SC
  100. Rep. Devin Nunes CA
  101. Rep. Jay Obernolte CA
  102. Rep. Burgess Owens UT
  103. Rep. Steven M. Palazzo MS
  104. Rep. Gary Palmer AL
  105. Rep. Greg Pence IN
  106. Rep. Scott Perry PA
  107. Rep. August Pfluger TX
  108. Rep. Bill Posey FL
  109. Rep. Guy Reschenthaler PA
  110. Rep. Tom Rice SC
  111. Rep. Mike D. Rogers AL
  112. Rep. Harold Rogers KY
  113. Rep. John Rose TN
  114. Rep. Matt Rosendale MT
  115. Rep. David Rouzer NC
  116. Rep. John Rutherford FL
  117. Rep. Steve Scalise LA
  118. Rep. David Schweikert AZ
  119. Rep. Pete Sessions TX
  120. Rep. Jason T. Smith MO
  121. Rep. Adrian Smith NE
  122. Rep. Lloyd Smucker PA
  123. Rep. Elise Stefanik NY
  124. Rep. Greg Steube FL
  125. Rep. Chris Stewart UT
  126. Rep. Glenn Thompson PA
  127. Rep. Tom Tiffany WI
  128. Rep. William Timmons SC
  129. Rep. Jeff Van Drew NJ
  130. Rep. Beth Van Duyne TX
  131. Rep. Tim Walberg MI
  132. Rep. Jackie Walorski IN
  133. Rep. Randy Weber TX
  134. Rep. Daniel Webster FL
  135. Rep. Roger Williams TX
  136. Rep. Joe Wilson SC
  137. Rep. Rob Wittman VA
  138. Rep. Ron Wright TX
  139. Rep. Lee Zeldin NY
  140. Rep. Troy Balderson OH *
  141. Rep. David Joyce OH *
  142. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers WA *
  143. Rep. Michael Waltz FL *
  1. Washington Post,, 7 January 2021. 

  2. Some members of Congress challenged the votes for strategic reasons, thikning they were safe in the knowledge that the challenge would be voted down and would have no effect on the election. Boy, were they wrong!