Calvert was among more than 100 GOP House members who signed an amicus brief in December 2020 asking the Supreme Court to overturn election results in four swing states that Biden won.
The next month, after insurrectionists were cleared from the Capitol on Jan. 6 and the House and Senate reconvened to debate certification of electoral votes, Calvert voted against certifying the election results in Pennsylvania and Arizona. He said that although he had concerns about the electoral process in both states, he believed Biden was legitimately elected president.
“I have consistently condemned the violence that took place on January 6th as well as all kinds of politically motivated violence. My Electoral College certification votes reflected concerns I had with the application of election laws in two states. Those states would not have changed the outcome in the election,” he told The Times.
Rollins said, “The conspiracy theorists who enabled the attack on our Capitol don’t deserve to work inside the building, period.”
He said that at the Justice Department he “fought against adversaries — foreign and domestic — trying to influence our political system. I also fought against corruption and the insurrectionists who supported … efforts to overturn the last election,” he told The Times. “I stand with the brave men and women who put their lives on the line to protect our Capitol, and I stand for democracy, the rule of law, and the peaceful transfer of power.”