By objective measures, Guinta is one of the most ideologically extreme members of Congress. Each year, National Journal rates lawmakers on an ideological scale by comparing their votes to their colleagues. In this year’s ratings, Guinta was ranked the 31st most conservative member of Congress.
To put that in context, Guinta is more conservative than Tea Party favorites Joe Walsh (#162) and Allen West (#174). He’s more extreme than conservative GOP leaders Eric Cantor (#73) and Paul Ryan (#150). He’s even more conservative than Michele Bachmann (#101).
In fact, Guinta is more conservative than the entire congressional delegations from Alabama (#68-#266), Mississippi (#54-#338), South Carolina (#80-#338) and 33 other states!
That’s extreme. Oh, and he was also named one of the 14 most corrupt members of Congress.