William Timmons (R-S.C.) has served in the U.S. House of Representatives since 2019, representing South Carolina’s 4th Congressional District. He will keep his seat in the 118th Congress since he ran unopposed in the 2022 midterm election.
A former prosecutor and small business owner, Timmons served as a state senator from 2016–18, advocating “for accountability and transparency.” In Congress, he is a member of the Republican Steering Committee and the Financial Services Committee, and is vice chair of the Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress.
After the 2020 presidential election, Timmons adhered to the GOP playbook by spreading the Big Lie and 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, Timmons joined 146 other congressional Republicans in refusing to certify Biden’s win of the 2020 presidential election.
- The day after the mob attack, Timmons released a statement condemning those who participated, saying, in part: “The actions yesterday by those who breached the U.S. Capitol are the very definition of domestic terrorism. There are no excuses for attacking law enforcement, breaking barricades, shattering windows, and busting down doors to gain entry. Anyone who was complicit in these acts of domestic terrorism should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. This act of insurrection cannot go unpunished.”
- Despite his indignation about the insurrection, Timmons does not hold Trump accountable and voted against impeaching him for his role in instigating the attack and for fanning the flames once the riot broke out.
- Timmons initially said, “This assault on our Capitol should have never happened. We need a thorough investigation of how and why it did.” Several months later, however, he voted along party lines against establishing a House Select Committee to investigate the genesis of the attack.
The Big Lie
- On Dec. 10, 2020, Timmons signed an amicus brief for a Texas lawsuit urging the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn the results of the election in four swing states: Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin.
- On Jan. 2, 2021, in announcing and justifying his objection to certifying the 2020 election, Timmons claimed that “a group of big money funded, special interest, liberal elites” had “ sought to use state and federal judges to manipulate the election laws… in open contravention of legal norms.”
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