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Brian Babin

About

Brian Babin (R-Texas) has served in the U.S. House of Representatives since 2015, representing the 36th Congressional District in east Texas. He is a dentist who first became involved in politics during Reagan’s 1980 run for president, when he served as local county chairman for the Reagan campaign . Since then he has worked to turn what had previously been a heavily Democratic region solidly Republican by building a conservative voting base and encouraging and supporting local GOP candidates.

As a congressman, Babin has supported a range of far-right policies on elections, immigration, law enforcement, and abortion. 

After the 2020 presidential election, Babin adhered to the GOP playbook by casting doubt on the legitimacy of Biden’s victory. He began posting election misinformation in the immediate aftermath of Election Day, warning that Democrats were “trying to steal our election.” He subsequently objected to certifying the Electoral College results and voted against both impeaching Trump for inciting the mob and establishing a special House committee to investigate the insurrection, among other measures.

January 6, 2021

  • Just hours after Trump supporters stormed the Capitol, Babin joined 146 other congressional Republicans in refusing to certify Biden’s win of the 2020 presidential election. 
  • Babin voted against impeaching Trump for his role in instigating the attack on Congress and the Capitol, and for fanning the flames once the riot broke out.
  • Babin voted against establishing a House committee to investigate the genesis of the violent assault that disrupted the congressional proceedings underway that day.

The Big Lie

  • Babin was among the House Republicans who signed letters to Attorney General Bill Barr on Nov. 6 and Dec. 1, 2020 urging the Justice Department to investigate irregularities and accusations of fraud in the 2020 presidential election.
  • On Dec. 10, 2020, Babin signed an amicus brief in a lawsuit filed by the state of Texas urging the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn the results of the presidential election in four swing states: Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin.
  • On Dec. 17, 2020, Babin and 18 other congressional Republicans sent a letter to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), and other congressional committee heads requesting that Congress investigate the election. In a public statement issued simultaneously with the letter, Babin wrote that he did not “trust the validity of this election.” 
  • Babin was among 34 Republican members of Congress who repeatedly texted White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows about various schemes to overturn the election results—both before and after the events of Jan. 6, according to TPM. He sent at least 21 texts to Meadows, including one that read: “Mark, When we lose Trump we lose our Republic. Fight like hell and find a way. We’re with you down here in Texas and refuse to live under a corrupt Marxist dictatorship. Liberty!”
  • On Dec. 21, 2021, Babin and nine others attended a White House meeting focused on overturning the results of the election.
  • On Jan. 2, Babin posted on Twitter that he had participated in a call with Trump and other #StopTheSteal activists and “TONS of Jan. 6 election objectors.” He also wrote, “Those who aren’t with us are against us–history will be unforgiving.”
  • Babin repeatedly doubled down on election lies in explicit terms. On Jan. 8, he tweeted: “To the millions who were told to sit down, shut up, and blindly accept the unconstitutionality of the 2020 election: I stood and objected.” 
  • Following the 2020 election, Babin broadly supported restrictive voting laws passed by Republican legislatures around the country, maintaining that they helped to make elections more “secure.”
  • He has also claimed that Democrats want illegal immigrants to flood the country so they can vote in future elections, echoing the white supremacist Great Replacement Theory.

Top contributors for the 2024 election cycle.

The organizations themselves did not donate, rather the money came from the organization's PAC, its individual members or employees or owners, and those individuals' immediate families.

Organization NameTotalPACsIndividuals
Trans-Global Solutions$32,700.00$0.00$32,700.00
Jefferson County, TX$13,200.00$0.00$13,200.00
Nash Real Estate$13,200.00$0.00$13,200.00
Universal Coin & Bullion$8,800.00$0.00$8,800.00
Mga$7,600.00$0.00$7,600.00
SpaceX$7,500.00$7,500.00$0.00
Modern Group (Texas)$7,200.00$0.00$7,200.00
Bartlett Group$6,600.00$0.00$6,600.00
ClearPath Action$6,600.00$0.00$6,600.00
Fayez Sarofim & Co$6,600.00$0.00$6,600.00
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