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Chris Stewart

About

Chris Stewart (R-Utah) has served in the U.S. House of Representatives since 2013, representing Utah’s 2nd Congressional District. He is chairman of the Anti-Socialism Caucus and a member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and the House Committee on Appropriations. 

Stewart ran for reelection in 2022 with Trump’s endorsement and won in his district, which is as red as the rest of the state. Before being elected to Congress, he was CEO of Shipley Group, an environmental consulting firm. 

After the 2020 presidential election, Stewart 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. 

January 6, 2021

  • Just hours after Trump supporters stormed the Capitol, Stewart joined 146 other congressional Republicans in refusing to certify Biden’s win of the 2020 presidential election.
  • On Jan. 13, 2021, Stewart voted against impeaching Trump for his role in inciting the attack on Congress and the Capitol, and for fanning the flames once the riot broke out.  
  • On May 19, 2021, Stewart voted against establishing a House committee to investigate the genesis of the violent assault that disrupted congressional proceedings underway that day.

The Big Lie

  • In an op-ed about the danger of misinformation Stewart published on Dec. 15, 2020, he decried that lack of facts being shared in mainstream media and on social media, leaving people unable to trust the information they receive. As one of several examples he cites, he points to the results of the 2020 election, writing: “Nearly every national poll predicted a huge blue wave election, followed by down-ballot Democrat party wins across the nation. But when Americans finally had a chance to vote, no blue wave appeared…. Up and down the ballot… Republicans won, proving that the polls were fabulously wrong… again, and in the same way as in 2016…. If polling just gets it wrong, why do they always get it wrong against the same side?… I think a more plausible explanation is they didn’t want you to know the truth.  Most of these polls are paid for or published by the same organizations that manipulate information every day, BigTech/BigMedia with deep pockets…. They understand the potential impact of convincing a group of people that it’s over, their candidate is going to lose, their vote doesn’t matter, and the outcome is assured. This is nothing but a subtle form of voter manipulation.”
  • In a statement announcing his decision to object to certifying the 2020 presidential election, Stewart wrote that the election had suffered “issues surrounding voting irregularities, ballot integrity and security, and the implementation of state election laws” and that he couldn’t “in good faith” certify the results.
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