Brian Fitzpatrick

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Brian Fitzpatrick
Brian Fitzpatrick official congressional photo (uncropped).jpg
U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania's 1st Congressional District
From: January 3, 2019 – present
Predecessor Bob Brady
Successor Incumbent (no successor)
Former U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania's 8th Congressional District
From: January 3, 2017 – January 3, 2019
Predecessor Mike Fitzpatrick
Successor Matt Cartwright
Party Republican
Religion Roman Catholic[1]

Brian Kevin Fitzpatrick (born December 17, 1973 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (age 50)) is a former FBI agent and establishment moderate RINO currently serving as the U.S. representative from Pennsylvania's 1st congressional district, having previously represented the 8th district from 2017 to 2019.

In early 2021, he supported a mass-amnesty bill for illegal aliens.[2]

U.S. House of Representatives

2016 election

After his elder brother Mike Fitzpatrick of Pennsylvania's 8th congressional district chose to retire in 2016, Fitzpatrick ran for the seat and won by 9 percentage points.[3] The former died on January 6, 2020 at the age of 56 after battling melanoma.[4]

115th U.S. Congress

Along with then-representative Dave Trott of Michigan, Rep. Fitzpatrick introduced a gun control bill targeting bump stocks.[5]

2018 election

Rep. Fitzpatrick narrowly won re-election in 2018 with 51% of the votes casted.[6] During the debate for the general election held in a synagogue between him and Democrat opponent Scott Wallace, the latter used the f-word in the sacred space.[7] Wallace is also a limousine liberal-style millionaire who once belonged to a racist, anti-Semitic club in South Africa,[8] who denounced money in politics despite having sought an ambassadorship by Obama after donating thousands to the latter's campaign,[9] and who was once caught saying that "dogs are smarter than police officers".[10]

116th U.S. Congress

Fitzpatrick is a staunch proponent of gun control who, along with seven other House Republicans, voted for a "bipartisan" bill to prohibit private gun sales.[11]

In July 2019, Fitzpatrick, along with House Republicans Susan Brooks of Indiana, Fred Upton of Michigan, and Will Hurd of Texas, joined all Democrats in supporting a time-wasting resolution condemning Donald Trump over "racist" tweets.[12]

Rep. Fitzpatrick joined all House Democrats in voting in favor of H.R.3, a bill aimed at lowering drug prices that lacks a practical means of achieving such.[13]

Although anti-Trump, Fitzpatrick opposed and voted against the sham articles of impeachment brought against the president.[14]

Fitzpatrick joined a bipartisan effort in early May 2020 amidst the CCP pandemic to help local chambers of commerce access financial relief via the Paycheck Protection Program.[15]

On September 17, 2020, Rep. Fitzpatrick joined 13 House RINOs/moderate Republicans in voting to condemn the use of the term "Chinese virus" as "racist".[16]

2020 election

Rep. Fitzpatrick ran re-election to a third term in 2020. Having faced a much more conservative primary challenger, he only won by a margin of 20%, having garnered just 60% of the votes casted.[17] He ran against Democrat Christina Finello in the general election in a strongly contested race; his seat being heavily targeted by the Democrat establishment.[18][19]

Fitzpatrick's bid is endorsed by gun control groups following his anti-2nd amendment record.[20][21] He has been following through on that effort since his election.[22]

He was one of thirty-five Republicans to vote for the Partisan Hack resolution calling for an Investigation on Capital Hill.[23][24]

Fitzpatrick supported both the Farm and Dreamer Amnesty Bills.[25][26]

See also


  1. Religious affiliation of members of 116th Congress
  3. 2016 Pennsylvania House Election Results
  4. Multiple references:
  5. Republican Reps. Buck NRA, Introduce Gun Control for Bump Stocks
  6. Pennsylvania House Election Results 2018
  7. Multiple references:
  8. Multiple references:
  9. Multiple references:
  10. Multiple references:
  11. Multiple references:
  12. Multiple references:
  13. House passes sweeping Pelosi bill to lower drug prices
  14. Fitzpatrick Statement on Impeachment
  15. House lawmakers introduce bill for local chambers of commerce to receive PPP funding
  16. Roll Call 193 | Bill Number: H. Res. 908
  17. 2020 Pennsylvania primary results
  18. DCCC to run ads tying 11 House Republicans to Trump remarks on entitlements
  19. House Democrats targeting six more Trump districts for 2020
  20. Gun control group rolls out House endorsements
  21. Gun-Control Brady Group Endorses Fitzpatrick

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