John Joyce (R-Pa.) has represented Pennsylvania’s conservative 13th district in the U.S. House of Representatives since 2019. He is running for his third term in the 2022 midterms with Trump’s endorsement. On his campaign site, the congressman says that he’s running for reelection “to continue the fight” for “common sense, conservative values—strengthening our economy, improving Pennsylvanians’ access to quality and affordable health care, and defending our Constitutional rights.”
A physician who completed his residency at Johns Hopkins, Joyce opened Altoona Dermatology Associates more than 25 years ago in his hometown of Altoona, Pennsylvania, a practice he runs with his wife.
After the 2020 presidential election, Joyce adhered to the GOP playbook by casting doubt on the legitimacy of the voting process. He objected to certifying the Electoral College results in Pennsylvania and voted against both impeaching Trump for inciting the mob and establishing a special House committee to investigate the insurrection, among other measures. In 2021, he voted against H.R. 1, the For the People Act to protect voting rights.
January 6, 2021
- Just hours after Trump supporters stormed the Capitol, Joyce joined 146 other congressional Republicans in refusing to certify Biden’s win of the 2020 presidential election. Speaking on the House floor, he said: “My heart is heavy as we consider the dark acts that transpired in this institution today. But… the American people can be assured that violent and irrational attacks on this body cannot derail the Constitutional responsibility that lies in front of us. This has always been about upholding the law. It has always been about protecting government ‘of, by, and for the people.’ Preserving the rule of law is more important than ever.”
- Joyce voted against impeaching Trump for his role in inciting the mob that disrupted congressional certification of the presidential election. In a statement released that day, he said: “House Democrats voted to impeach President Trump simply because they do not like him…. Even as the President signs a historic trade deal with China that delivers on his promises to our nation, House Democrats continue to play petty politics.”
- Joyce voted against establishing a House committee to investigate the Jan. 6 attack.
The Big Lie
- Joyce joined several dozen other House Republicans in signing 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 Nov. 12, 2020, Joyce accused Pennsylvania’s Gov. Tom Wolf (D) of illegal interference with the state’s election and claimed that the voting process had been rife with “irregularities.”
- On Dec. 10, 2020, Joyce 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 Jan. 5, 2021, he signed an agreement to reject Pennsylvania’s electors prior to the Jan. 6 certification of the 2020 election.
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