Representative John Rose (TN-6) voted to object to the certification of the Electoral College vote counts from both Arizona and Pennsylvania.
“Today, I voted to object to the Electoral College vote counts in both Arizona and Pennsylvania as part of my fight for election integrity so that all Americans can have trust in the process that defines this nation. Over the last two months, an overwhelming number of Tennesseans in my district have communicated their serious concerns about the 2020 election; and tonight I was their voice in Washington. I felt it as my duty to push to preserve our democratic republic through a thoughtful debate on the obvious flaws of the 2020 election process,” Rose said.
On Tuesday, Rose signed on to the formal objections against electoral college vote submissions from Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Nevada, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin for the 2020 election citing widespread concern from constituents over election integrity. Only objections to the vote counts of Arizona and Pennsylvania also received the signature of at least one U.S. Senator, which then triggered both a debate and later a vote.
“While the actions of my fellow Members of Congress and I did not reverse the blatant failure of some states to properly vet the votes, the debate was an important opportunity to discuss the concerns of the many people who are dissatisfied with our electoral process. In almost two and a half centuries, our republic has withstood great challenges based on the consent of the governed. However, Americans are losing faith in many of their basic institutions, and after the 2020 presidential election, it’s clear that confidence in the presidential election is extremely low. This 2020 presidential election has shined a bright light on the fact that states need to step up and properly reform their election processes, where needed, to deliver trustworthy results for all Americans,” Rose added.
“The violence we witnessed today did not prevail. We returned to the House chamber, carried out our constitutional duty of debate, and moved forward with the great American tradition of a peaceful transfer of power. Only through diligence can we hope to restore your trust,” Rose concluded.
U.S. Representative John Rose is currently serving his second term representing Tennessee’s Sixth Congressional District and resides in Cookeville with his wife, Chelsea, and their son, Guy. The Sixth District includes Cannon, Clay, Coffee, Cumberland, DeKalb, Fentress, Jackson, Macon, Overton, Pickett, Putnam, Robertson, Smith, Sumner, Trousdale, White, and Wilson counties as well as portions of Cheatham and Van Buren counties. Representative Rose is an eighth-generation farmer, small business owner, and currently serves on the Financial Services Committee.