Tim Walberg (R-Mich.) has served in the U.S. House of Representatives since 2011, representing Michigan’s south-central 7th Congressional District. He ran for reelection in 2022 with Trump’s endorsement and won again—now in the 5th district.
Prior to his years in Congress, Walberg served in the Michigan House of Representatives from 1983–99, and worked as a pastor, as president of the Warren Reuther Center for Education and Community Impact, and as a division manager for Moody Bible Institute. In Congress, he is a member of the House Committee on Education and Labor, the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, and the conservative Republican Study Committee.
After the 2020 presidential election, Walberg 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 attack on the Capitol and establishing a special House committee to investigate the insurrection, among other measures.
January 6, 2021
- Just hours after Trump supporters stormed the Capitol, Walberg joined 146 other congressional Republicans in refusing to certify Biden’s win of the 2020 presidential election.
- That day, in a statement condemning those who perpetrated the violence, Walberg wrote: “Today, the symbolic foundation of our country was attacked by violent and destructive actions. I strongly condemn this reprehensible behavior…. Everyone who illegally breached U.S. Capitol grounds should be held fully accountable for their lawlessness.”
- Yet a week later, Walberg voted against impeaching Trump or holding him accountable in any way for instigating the attack on Congress and for fanning the flames against his vice president once the riot broke out.
- Walberg also voted against establishing a House committee to investigate the genesis of the assault that disrupted the certification process shortly after it began.
The Big Lie
- On Dec. 10, 2020, Walberg 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 Jan. 4, 2021, in announcing that he would object to certifying the election, Walberg justified his vote by saying “poll challengers have raised valid concerns about election integrity across our Nation that brings into question the results of the 2020 election and puts faith in future elections in jeopardy.”
- Walberg signed a Jan. 6, 2021 statement issued by 37 House Republicans claiming that “the election of 2020 became riddled with an unprecedented number of serious allegations of fraud and irregularities.” The statement offered no details nor any evidence supporting any of the allegations.