Glenn “GT” Thompson (R-Pa.) has served in the U.S. House of Representatives since 2009, representing Pennsylvania’s 15th Congressional District—the state’s geographically largest one—since 2019 and its 5th Congressional District prior to that. As the state’s senior Republican congressman, he says he is eager to restore “civility” to Congress and ran for reelection in 2022 without Trump’s endorsement and won.
A lifelong resident of Howard Township, Pennsylvania, Thompson is a ranking member of the House Committee on Agriculture and a member of the House Committee on Education and Labor. During his tenure in Congress, he has been saddened to see the partisan divide “get deeper and wider” but believes that there are “a lot of good folks” promoting good legislation “on both sides of the aisle.”
Despite these beliefs, Thompson votes almost exclusively along party lines and in 2020, he followed the GOP playbook and joined Trump’s efforts to overturn the results of the presidential election.
January 6, 2021
- Just hours after Trump supporters stormed the Capitol, Thompson joined 146 other congressional Republicans inrefusing to certify Biden’s win of the 2020 presidential election. “While systemic voter fraud was not something proven,” he told the Ocean Times Herald in justifying his vote, “we have witnessed a systemic failure in the application of Pennsylvania’s voting law when it comes to the 2020 general election.”
- Thompson voted against impeaching Trump for inciting the insurrection, issuing a statement that read, in part: “The violence at the U.S. Capitol last week was a gruesome and senseless display, and I remain hopeful President Trump will address the nation to encourage a peaceful transition for the swearing-in of President-Elect Biden on January 20th…. I do not believe impeachment is the appropriate course of action at this time and remain concerned that moving forward will only further sow seeds of division across the political landscape.”
- On May 19, 2021, Thompson voted against establishing a House committee to investigate the Jan. 6 attack.
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- On Dec. 10, 2020, Thompson 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.
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