Daniel Webster (R-Fla.) has served in the U.S. House of Representatives since 2011, most recently representing Florida’s 11th Congressional District. He won reelection in 2022 with 63% of the vote.
Prior to being elected to Congress, Webster served in the state legislature, becoming the first Republican Speaker of the House in 122 years and also serving as majority leader in the Senate. On his congressional website he expresses pride for “working in these leadership roles to shake up the status quo in Florida and pass sweeping reforms.” He is an alumnus of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), a right-wing corporate bill mill that generates “model legislation” for implementation at the state level.
After the 2020 presidential election, Webster 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, Webster joined 146 other congressional Republicans in refusing to certify Biden’s win of the 2020 presidential election.
- Webster 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.
- Webster 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, Webster 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.
- Webster 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.
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