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UPDATE: Number of Republican State Lawmakers Involved in Last Month’s Insurrection Climbs to 18

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WASHINGTON — The Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee has added Texas GOP Representative Kyle Biedermann to its database of Republican officials who went to Washington D.C. and cheered on the rioters at the U.S. Capitol after being notified of his attendance through its insurrectionist tipline. This brings the known total of Republican state lawmakers who attended the insurrection to 18. As a part of the committee’s ongoing efforts to hold Republican lawmakers accountable, the DLCC has submitted Freedom of Information Act requests for information from these lawmakers related to the insurrection.

When Biedermann isn’t marching alongside white supremacists and conspiracy theorists, he’s made a name for himself by introducing legislation to pave the way for Texas to secede from the United States and once dressed up as “gay Hitler” for “charity.”

“Hundreds of Republican lawmakers fanned the flames of the insurrection but still haven’t faced any consequences,” said Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee executive director Heather Williams. “The list of Republicans culpable in this attack on our democracy keeps growing. They must be held accountable.”

Over a month after the deadly insurrection on January 6th, the more than 500 Republican state lawmakers who tried to overturn the presidential election results, contributed to the false narrative that this election was stolen, or attended the coup still have largely not faced any consequences.