Launches New report Showing vulnerable members of the Swing District voting alongside Marjorie Taylor Greene
WASHINGTON- As reported today in Politico Morning Score, MoveOn Political Action has unveiled a core part of its 2024 political platform to win back the House. Group targets 18 vulnerable House Republican members from districts Biden carried in 2020 – seen as the
“Accomplicative caucus.” The seven-figure program involves high-level organizing efforts with its more than 600,000 members in these districts. MoveOn members will mobilize around the district to engage in actions, constituent office visits, relationship organizing, phone banking, canvassing, texting and other events with allies. MoveOn will also continue polling, research, paid media and social media campaigns to overthrow these districts.
The launch of the program is the release of a new analysis key votes from the first 100 days of the 118th Congress, showing that the 18 House Republicans from swing districts Biden carried in 2020 voted at the same rate as Marjorie Taylor Greene.
“While these House members try to portray themselves as moderates to their constituents and the media, they are actually enabling and pushing the MAGA agenda in Washington,” said Rahna Epting, Executive Director of MoveOn. “They are the complicit caucus, voting with the radical right and causing real damage to our families, our communities and our country.”
The 18 House Republicans representing swing districts Biden won in 2020
Representative Don Bacon (NE-2)
Rep. Lori Chavez-DeRemer (OR-5)
Representative Juan Ciscomani (AZ-6)
Representative Anthony D’Esposito (NY-4)
Representative John Duarte (CA-13)
Representative Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-1)
Representative Mike Garcia (CA-27)
Representative Thomas Kean Jr. (NJ-07)
Rep. Jen Kiggans (VA-2)
Representative Young Kim (CA-40)
Representative Nicholas LaLota (NY-1)
Representative Michael Lawler (NY-17)
Representative Marcus Molinaro (NY-19)
Representative George Santos (NY-3)
Rep. David Schweikert (AZ-1)
Rep. Michelle Steel (CA-45)
Rep. David Valadao (CA-22)
Representative Brandon Williams (NY-22)
MoveOn’s analysis focused on 36 key votes the 118th Congress took on House governance (leadership, rules, committees) and final pass legislation that deeply divided the chamber. Voting behavior not included in this analysis includes procedural votes (motions to recommit, suspend rules, or adjourn; order of previous question; quorum), votes on amendments, and votes on legislation passed with broad bipartisan support , as The PRC is Not a Developing Country Law.
An examination of those 36 key votes reveals that the 18 swing District House Republicans Biden carried in 2022 voted 100% with ultra-MAGA Republican Marjorie Taylor Greene on 32 of them (see chart below). below). Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick from southeastern Pennsylvania broke three times with Rep. Greene and the rest of the swing district Republicans, and Rep. Mike Lawler from the New York suburb of Westchester broke once with Rep. Greene and the rest of the swing district Republicans.
- All 18 members of Swing District House on the side of Representative Greene to elect Kevin McCarthy president, despite the many concessions he made to the radical right wing of the Republican Party.
- All 18 members of Swing District House voted with Rep. Greene to eviscerate the House ethics rules and leave corrupt congressional colleagues unchecked.
- All 18 members of Swing District House voted with Rep. Greene to cut IRS funding and allow wealthy tax cheats to go unnoticed.
- All 18 members of Swing District House voted with Rep. Greene to create a select subcommittee on the militarization of the federal government to launch a brazen counter-investigation on January 6. It’s an idea that MTG convinced President McCarthy to “tell the other side of the story”.
- The 18 members of Swing District House voted with Rep. Greene for a pair of anti-abortion measures.
- The 18 members of Swing District House voted with Rep. Greene to allow more drilling on public lands.
- The 18 members of Swing District House voted with Rep. Greene on four bills to undermine COVID protections. Rep. Fitzpatrick was the only Republican to vote against a fifth COVID bill aimed at ending COVID telecommuting options for federal workers.
- The 18 members of Swing District House voted with Rep. Greene to reverse criminal justice reform and voting rights measures passed by the democratically elected DC City Council.
- The 18 members of Swing District House voted with Rep. Greene to remove Rep. Ilhan Omar from the House Foreign Affairs Committee, a baseless and bigoted vote that was political retribution for Reps. Greene and Paul Gosar who were removed from the committees for inciting violence against Democrats.
- All 18 members of Swing District House voted with Rep. Greene prevent managers of investment schemes from considering environmental and social factors in their investment decisions.
- 16 Swing District House members voted with Rep. Greene prevent the Biden administration from applying the Clean Water Act to wetlands and other waterways. Representative Fitzpatrick was the only Republican to vote against this resolution. Arizona Representative David Schweikert did not vote.
- 17 Swing District House members voted with Rep. Greene For further allowing far-right groups to lobby for book bans and new restrictions harmful to transgender students. Representative Lawler voted against this bill, along with four other Republicans.
- 17 Swing District House members voted with Rep. Greene pass a a sweeping energy package that would undo virtually every climate change law Democrats passed last year. Representative Fitzpatrick was the only Republican in the House to vote against this legislation.
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