Vicky Hartzler on Principles & Values



Voted against removing Confederate statues from Capitol

A plan to remove statues of Confederates and white supremacists from the Capitol attracted votes from a bipartisan supermajority of U.S. House members this week. But southwest Missouri's representatives weren't among the 72 Republicans joining Democrats. Both Rep. Billy Long and Rep. Vicky Hartzler voted against the idea as it passed 305-113.
Source: Springfield News-Leader on 2022 Missouri Senate race , Jul 24, 2021

Work hard, trust in God, help your neighbors in need

Vicky Hartzler's journey starts near Archie, Missouri. In Archie, pursuing the American Dream meant working hard, trusting in God, and helping your neighbors in need. That is why growing up Vicky worked alongside her parents and sister. She took on hard jobs cleaning hog barns, driving tractors, manning produce stands, and serving as a church camp counselor. She learned what it meant to be a fighter by delivering results doing tough work and serving causes greater than herself.
Source: 2021 Missouri Senate campaign website VickyHartzler.com , Jul 9, 2021

?Chairs the House Values Action Team

As a constitutional conservative, Vicky has consistently defended our 2nd Amendment rights, and has protected innocent life. She also chairs the House Values Action Team, which fights for commonsense solutions to protect religious liberty, life, and families.
Source: 2021 Missouri Senate campaign website VickyHartzler.com , Jul 9, 2021

Liberals have thrown us into crisis with socialist ideas

Vicky Hartzler knows liberals in control of Washington, D.C. have thrown America into crisis, using socialist ideas to attack our freedoms, endanger our security, bankrupt our nation, kill our jobs, tax our small businesses, harm our children's future, drive up our energy costs, and divide our nation. Vicky has taken on the tough fights her entire career and is ready for the next fight to defend our values and the American Dream.
Source: 2021 Missouri Senate campaign website VickyHartzler.com , Jul 9, 2021

Voted for Trump efforts over 95% of the time

Hartzler bragged that she, unlike the three men who have announced they will run, has actually worked with former President Donald Trump on the programs he embraced during his four years in office. "I am one of only two members of Congress from Missouri to have voted for and supported the efforts of President Trump over 95 percent of the time," Hartzler said.
Source: KTTN-FM 92.3/KGOZ on 2022 Missouri Senate race , Jun 14, 2021

Benefitted from farm subsidies she voted for

Hartzler and her husband Lowell Hartzler own farms and a farm implement business based in Cass County. During her first campaign for congress and since environmental organizations and groups opposed to concentrated farming have highlighted the subsidy payments the farms have received from programs she voted for in the U.S. House. Those subsidy payments shot up in 2018, 2019, and 2020, for a total of $232,570, according to federal data posted online by the Environmental Working Group.
Source: KTTN-FM 92.3/KGOZ on 2022 Missouri Senate race , Jun 14, 2021

Voted against certifying Biden's Electoral College victory

During a campaign kickoff at Frontier Justice, a gun store in Lee's Summit, Hartzler unloaded attacks on President Biden, Democrats and "cancel culture." She sought to link herself to former President Trump, telling supporters that together they would "Make America Great Again." In Congress, Hartzler was one of five House Republicans from Missouri who voted against certifying Biden's Electoral College victory. She has spoken against LGBTQ rights and called for tough treatment of China.
Source: Kansas City Star on 2022 Missouri Senate race , Jun 10, 2021

Member of the Tea Party movement.

Hartzler is a member the Tea Party movement

The Tea Party movement is a populist conservative social movement in the United States that emerged in 2009 through a series of locally and nationally coordinated protests. The protests were partially in response to several Federal laws: the stimulus package; te healthcare bill; and the TARP bailouts. The name "Tea Party" refers to the Boston Tea Party of 1773, the source of the phrase, "No Taxation Without Representation."

Source: Tea Party movement 10-Tea on Aug 11, 2010

Designate first weekend in May as Ten Commandments Weekend.

Hartzler co-sponsored Resolution for Ten Commandments Weekend

Expressing support for designation of the first weekend of May as Ten Commandments Weekend to recognize the significant contributions the Ten Commandments have made in shaping the principles, institutions, and national character of the United States.

    Now, therefore, be it
  1. Resolved, That the House of Representatives--
  2. supports the designation of Ten Commandments Weekend;
  3. celebrates the significant role the Ten Commandments have played in the development of significant public and private institutions of the US; and
  4. encourages citizens of all faiths and religious persuasions to reflect on the important impact that the Ten Commandments have had on the people and national character of the US.
Source: H.RES.211 11-HRes211 on Apr 7, 2011

Member of the Republican Study Committee.

Hartzler is a member of the Republican Study Committee

Organizational Self-Description: The Republican Study Committee (RSC) has served as the conservative caucus of House Republicans and a leading influencer on the Right since its original founding in 1973. It exists to bring like-minded House members together to promote a strong, principled legislative agenda that will limit government, strengthen our national defense, boost America's economy, preserve traditional values and balance our budget.

The RSC provides the tools and research that members of Congress need to craft and advance policies that will benefit the American people. It also provides a forum for like-minded members to join together to support common causes and challenge the status quo. By doing so, the RSC ensures that conservatives have a powerful voice on every issue coming before the House, whether it is the economy, health care, defense, social safety net reform, or Washington's dangerous, out-of-control spending.

We believe that the appropriate role of a limited government is to protect liberty, opportunity, and security, and that it is the responsibility of this generation to preserve them for the next. We believe that more government is the problem, not the sol

Source: Republican Study Committee press release 16-RSC on Jan 1, 2016

Overturn presidential election due to pandemic voting rules.

Justice Hartzler wrote the Court's decision on Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton: "TX v. PA, GA, MI & WI" on Dec 11, 2020:

Summary of lawsuit, Dec. 7:: The 2020 election suffered from significant and unconstitutional irregularities including:

Supreme Court Order, Dec. 11: The State of Texas's motion is denied for lack of standing under Article III of the Constitution. Texas has not demonstrated a judicially cognizable interest in the manner in which another State conducts its elections. All other pending motions are dismissed as moot.

Texas Tribune analysis, Dec. 11:: Trump--and Republicans across the country--had pinned their hopes on the Texas suit. In a series of tweets, Trump called it "the big one" and later added, "it is very strong, ALL CRITERIA MET." If the court had heard the case, Sen. Ted Cruz said he would have argued it, at the request of Trump.

Justices Samuel Alito and Clarence Thomas indicated they would have allowed Texas to bring the case but said they would "not grant other relief." In a series of tweets after the ruling, Trump raged against the decision, which he called "a disgraceful miscarriage of justice."

Source: Supreme Court case 20-SCOTUS argued on Dec 7, 2020

Endorsed Endorsed by Donald Trump/MAGA during presidency.

Hartzler is endorsed by Trump/MAGA endorsement list

Endorsements by Donald Trump, implying support of Trump's agenda and electoral style. The phrase "Make America Great Again" was popularized in Trump's 2015 book Time to Get Tough:Making America Great Again. It is the campaign slogan embroidered on the ubiquitous red caps seen at Trump rallies (which after Trump's presidency, became known as "MAGA rallies").

Source: Ballotpedia 2016-2022 endorsement list 2022-MAGA on Jan 1, 2022

Oppose certification of the 2020 Presidential election.

Hartzler voted YEA blocking certification of the Electoral vote

Explanation of 1/6/21 Electoral Certification, by Emily Brooks, Washington Examiner:Sen. Ted Cruz and Rep. Paul Gosar led an objection to counting Electoral College votes from the state of Arizona, the first formal objection to state results in a series of moves that will delay the certification of Joe Biden as the winner of the 2020 presidential election over President Trump. Cruz is advocating for an `emergency 10-day audit` of election returns in disputed states. The usually ceremonial joint session of Congress that convenes to count and accept Electoral College votes will be put on hold as the House and Senate separately debate the objection.