Mike Rogers (R-Ala.) has represented Alabama’s 3rd Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives since 2003. He ran for reelection in 2022 with Trump’s endorsement and won in his solidly Republican district.
Rogers previously served as a member of the Alabama House of Representatives from 1994–2002 and was the Calhoun County, Alabama Commissioner from 1987–90.
In Congress, Rogers has expressed various isolationist and authoritarian views. In January 2017, for instance, he submitted a bill calling for the U.S. to withdraw from the United Nations. In September 2017, he labeled NFL players who protested police brutality by kneeling during the National Anthem “un-American.”
After the 2020 presidential election, Rogers adhered to the GOP playbook by casting doubt on the legitimacy of Biden’s victory. He 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. He has also rejected progressive election reforms such as H.R. 1, the For the People Act, saying that “HR1 would be a federal takeover of our elections, giving radical left Democrats in Washington complete control over the responsibilities that our country’s founders and our constitution ensured would be delegated to the states.”
January 6, 2021
- Just hours after Trump supporters stormed the Capitol, Rogers joined 146 other congressional Republicans in refusing to certify Biden’s win of the 2020 presidential election.
- Rogers 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. Speaking on the House floor, he said: “The matter before the House today is based solely on hatred for President Trump. This is a sad day for our nation when one political party, along with their cohorts and a deep state in the mainstream media, try to hijack our Constitution.”
- Rogers voted against establishing a House committee to investigate the genesis of the mob attack that disrupted congressional proceedings underway that day. In a statement, he complained that the committee would be “a partisan commission that will not look at all political violence against Members of Congress and Capitol Police” such as the 2017 attack on Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.).
The Big Lie
- On Dec. 10, 2020, Rogers 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, Rogers co-signed a letter to Congressional leaders requesting that they hold hearings to “probe all allegations of illegal conduct concerning the Nov. 3, 2020 elections” and “investigate systemic problems” with U.S. elections.
- On Jan. 5, 2020, Rogers announced his intention to reject certification of the Electoral College results, tweeting: “There are far too many instances of alleged voter fraud that have called the legitimacy of the election results into question.”
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