Pat TrumpBeri 

Congressman Pat Tiberi endorsed his old boss John Kasich last year, but he jumped aboard the Trump Train with glee on November 8th and doesn’t seem to want to get off. 

​Yesterday Tiberi’s committee — the House Ways and Means Committee — rejected a measure to direct the Treasury department to provide the House with Trump’s tax returns and other financial information.

This is nothing new for Tiberi, of course. Five Thirty Eight has been tracking how often congressmen vote with or against Trump. A Republican in this district, which leaned Trump, but not as strongly as some other Republican districts, could be expected to vote with Trump 91.3% of the time. So far Tiberi has voted with Trump 100% of the time. And, of course, strongly supported Trump’s position on the AHCA which never came to a vote. 

The people of Ohio’s 12th District voted for Pat Tiberi in far greater numbers than they voted for the president, suggesting that they do not want a congressman who is a rubber stamp for Trump. Tiberi doesn’t seem to understand that. Or he does and does not care. 

​Maybe it’s time to let him know.  

Craig Calcaterra

Craig is the author of the daily baseball (and other things) newsletter, Cup of Coffee. He writes about other things at He lives in New Albany, Ohio with his wife, two kids, and many cats.