Jackie Walorski (R-Ind.) served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 2013–22, representing Indiana’s 2nd Congressional District. She had been running for reelection in 2022 with Trump’s endorsement and won the GOP primary in May, but was killed in a car accident in August.
Walorski was a ranking member of the House Committee on Ethics and the House Committee on Ways and Means. She was a former member of the Indiana House of Representatives and an alumna of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), a corporate right-wing bill mill that creates legislation for implementation at the state level.
After the 2020 presidential election, Walberg adhered to the GOP playbook by casting doubt on the legitimacy of Biden’s victory. She 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, Walorski joined 146 other congressional Republicans in refusing to certify Biden’s win of the 2020 presidential election.
- Walorski 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.
- Walorski 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, Walorski 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.
- In a tweet announcing her endorsement of the amicus brief, Walorski claimed that there were “Constitutional questions surrounding the presidential election.”