Susan W. Brooks

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Susan Brooks
Susan Brooks, official portrait, 113th Congress.jpg
U.S. Representative from Indiana's 5th Congressional District
From: January 3, 2013 – present
Predecessor Dan Burton
Successor Incumbent (no successor)
Party Republican
Spouse(s) David Brooks
Religion Roman Catholic

Susan Lynn Wiant Brooks (born August 25, 1960 in Fort Wayne, Indiana (age 60)) is a prosecutor and moderate Republican currently representing Indiana's 5th district in the U.S. House of Representatives. An advocate for the homosexual agenda, Brooks voted in favor of the far-left Equality Act, which would designate individually self-identified gender identity as federally "protected" classes. Having caved into the liberal mob over Donald Trump's supposedly "racist" tweets, she joined all Democrats in voting for a time-wasting resolution to condemn the president's "hateful" messages directed towards the Squad, a four-member group of progressive, anti-American leftists.

Rep. Brooks is a member of the Republican Main Street Partnership and a co-chair of the moderate Tuesday Group.

In mid-June 2019, Brooks announced that she would not seek re-election in 2020 to a fifth House term,[1] eliciting disappointment from several establishmentarians.[2]

U.S. House of Representatives

2012 election

Brooks ran for and won election to the United States House of Representatives in 2012, defeating Democrat opponent Scot Reske by a 21-point margin.[3]

2014 election

Rep. Brooks easily won re-election in 2014 by a landslide margin.[4]

Obama era

Brooks voted in favor of the No Budget, No Pay Act of 2013, legislation that suspended the debt limit until May 18, 2013.[5]

In February 2014, Brooks voted against a bill that would extend the statutory limit on the public debt.[6]

Rep. Brooks voted in favor of implementing the Keystone XL.[7]

Brooks joined the majority of House Republicans in mid-April 2015 in voting to repeal the estate tax, often referred to as the detah tax.[8]

Being pro-life, Brooks joined 98% of House Republicans in voting to pass the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act.[9]

Rep. Brooks voted for the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015.[10]

2016/2018 elections

Brooks was easily re-elected in 2016 with over 60% of the vote.[11] However, she only managed to win election to a fourth House term in 2018 by a significantly smaller margin compared to the previous landslide victories.[12]

Trump era

In May 2019, Rep. Brooks joined 7 House moderate/liberal Republicans and all Democrats in voting to pass the Equality Act, erroneously claiming that the legislation is relevant to combating discrimination.[13]

After President Trump sent a tweet rebuking the Squad amidst the latter's continuous inciting of hatred and bigotry, Brooks was none too quick to rebuke the president;[14] she joined three House RINOs as well as all Democrats in voting in favor of a resolution to condemn the "hateful" tweets.[15]

Brooks opposed[16] and voted against the sham articles of impeachment brought against President Trump.[17]

On September 17, 2020, Brooks voted in favor of a bill sponsored by far-left Democrat Grace Meng to condemn the use of the term "Chinese virus" as being "racist".[18]


  1. Two references:
  2. Susan Brooks will not run for re-election: Lawmakers and political leaders react
  3. Indiana 5th District - Brooks vs. Reske
  4. Indiana's 5th Congressional District elections, 2014 - Ballotpedia
  5. HR 325 - No Budget, No Pay Act of 2013 - National Key Vote
  6. S 540 - Temporary Debt Limit Extension Act - National Key Vote
  7. HR 3 - Keystone XL Pipeline Act - National Key Vote
  8. HR 1105 - Death Tax Repeal Act of 2015 - National Key Vote
  9. HR 36 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act - National Key Vote
  10. HR 1314 - Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 - National Key Vote
  11. Indiana's 5th Congressional District election, 2016
  12. Indiana Election Results: Fifth House District
  13. Multiple references:
  14. Two references:
  15. Multiple references:
  16. Brooks Opposes Partisan Impeachment Inquiry Authorization
  17. Brooks Votes Against Articles of Impeachment
  18. Roll Call 193 | Bill Number: H. Res. 908

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