Carol Miller (R-W.Va.) has served in the U.S. House of Representatives since 2019, representing West Virginia’s 3rd Congressional District. She ran for reelection in 2022 with Trump’s endorsement and, after redistricting, won in the solidly Republican 1st District.
From 2006–18, Miller was a member of the West Virginia House of Delegates, where she became the first female majority whip The daughter of a former Republican congressman who served from 1959–81, she has been active in numerous civic organizations in West Virginia, such as the Women’s Heart Advisory Board, St. Mary’s Regional Heart Institute, Marshall University Society of Yeager Scholars, and West Virginia Commission for the Arts, among others.
After the 2020 presidential election, Miller followed the GOP party line by helping to spread the Big Lie, refusing to certify Biden’s Electoral College win and voting 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, Miller joined 146 other congressional Republicans in refusing to certify Biden’s win of the 2020 presidential election.
- Miller voted against impeaching Trump for his role in instigating the attack on Congress and the Capitol. She explained her vote in a prepared statement that said, in part: “America is in desperate need of healing and unity, not further division.”
- Miller voted against establishing a House committee to investigate the genesis of the violent assault on the Capitol and disruption of the congressional procedure underway that day.
- In October 2021, the House Select Committee subpoenaed Miller’s aide, Carol Mulvaney (who happens to be the niece of former Trump White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney) for her role in organizing the rally that preceded the assault on the Capitol.
The Big Lie
- On Dec. 1, 2020, Miller and 36 other House Republicans submitted a follow-up letter to another sent in November requesting that then Attorney General Bill Barr instruct the Justice Department to investigate the presidential election due to “a number of anomalies, statistical improbabilities and accusations of fraud” during the voting process.
- On Dec. 10, 2020, Miller 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.
- In voting against certifying the Electoral College results, Miller released an op-ed in which she said that Democrats had previously raised similar concerns and argued that “even the appearance or possibility of fraud is entirely unacceptable.”
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