In a press release issued Wednesday, freshman Congressman John Rose (R-TN-06) announced the report that, of the votes taken since he took his office in January, 100 percent were in support of President Donald Trump.
The score came from the FiveThirtyEight website, known for its polling analysis as well as blogs on politics, economics and sports.
FiveThirtyEight scored all legislators of the 116th Congress as to how often they voted in line with President Trump’s position. The scorecard also considered the legislator’s predicted score when factoring in Trump’s share of the vote in the 2016 presidential election in the member’s district minus the share of the vote that went to Hillary Clinton.
Congressman Rose’s 100 percent “Trump score” slightly exceeded FiveThirtyEight’s predicted score for him, which was 98.2 percent.
“I am proud that my voting record is ranked the highest possible when it comes to supporting our President,” responded Rose.
Expanding on his voting history that supported President Trump’s agenda, Rose said, “I have voted to finish the wall, support the President’s constitutional authority, and fully fund our national security efforts.”
Rose says his vote “reflects my commitment to you, the voters who elected me. I count it a privilege to work alongside President Trump in making America great again.”
FiveThirtyEight evaluated more than two dozen measures that the U.S. House voted on and that the Trump administration took a public position, most of which he opposed.
Rose’s full response to his perfect FiveThirtyEight score can be read here:
Coming to Washington, I promised to represent our Tennessee values and support our President. Since taking the oath of office in January, I have stood with President Trump 100% of votes taken. I am proud that my voting record is ranked the highest possible when it comes to supporting our President. I have voted to finish the wall, support the President’s constitutional authority, and fully fund our national security efforts. Each vote reflects my commitment to you, the voters who elected me. I count it a privilege to work alongside President Trump in making America great again. Thank you for the opportunity to serve you.
Laura Baigert is a senior reporter at The Tennessee Star.