Rep. Austin Scott of Georgia and Rep. Tom Emmer of Minnesota are the only two of these nine candidates who voted to accept the results of the 2020 Presidential election. The other seven, like failed Speaker nominee Jim Jordan, all endorsed election denialism and the attempted Trump coup by voting to object to the election results reported from Arizona and Pennsylvania (with one exception: Pennsylvania’s Dan Meuser voted to object to his home state’s election results but said Arizona’s were o.k.).
Republicans have shown no signs of being able to coalesce around any of their members, election deniers or not. Perhaps it is time for Dusty and five other brave, problem-solving Republicans to put partisan bickering behind them and vote for Democratic Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries to lead the House back to simple functionality.