Randy Weber (R-Texas) has served in the U.S. House of Representatives since 2013, representing Texas’ 14th Congressional District. He is a member of the right-wing House Freedom Caucus and the conservative Republican Study Committee, and won reelection in 2022 with Trump’s endorsement.
Prior to being elected to Congress, Weber served for four years in the Texas State House. He is an alumnus of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), a right-wing corporate bill mill that creates “model legislation” for implementation at the state level.
After the 2020 presidential election, Weber 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 insurrection and establishing a special House committee to investigate it, among other measures.
January 6, 2021
- Just hours after Trump supporters stormed the Capitol, Weber joined 146 other congressional Republicans in refusing to certify Biden’s win of the 2020 presidential election.
- Weber 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.
- Weber 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 Nov. 6, 2020, Weber and 38 other House Republicans sent a letter to Attorney General Bill Barr urging the Justice Department to investigate the election on grounds that there had been “widespread reports of irregularities” during ballot counts.
- On December 1, 2020, Weber and 36 other House Republicans submitted a follow-up letter to Barr asking the DOJ to investigate “a number of anomalies, statistical improbabilities and accusations of fraud” during the election.
- On Dec. 10, 2020, Weber 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 Dec. 17, 2020, Weber and 18 other GOP members of Congress submitted a letter to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), and other congressional leaders asking them to investigate the presidential election.
- Weber 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.