Arizona Representative Andy Biggs Faces Criticism for Inaccurate Statements
Biggs faces tough questions from callers on his role in the Capitol attack and support for Trump's pardon promise.
Andy Biggs Slammed On C-SPAN's "Washington Journal"
Arizona Representative Andy Biggs was on the receiving end of criticism during the C-SPAN’s “Washington Journal” show on Friday. Callers were critical of Biggs’ involvement in the events that occurred on January 6th at the US Capitol. Host Greta Brawner also corrected Biggs for inaccurately saying that no one had been convicted of seditious conspiracy in relation to the Capitol attack.
First Caller Slams Biggs
The first caller was Jim from Oregon who criticized members of the GOP for backing former president Donald Trump’s promise to pardon those convicted of crimes related to the Capitol attack. He asked what was wrong with Republicans for supporting Trump’s decision. Biggs responded by saying that not all had been convicted of sedition and that many were only convicted of misdemeanor trespassing.
Stewart Rhodes Found Guilty of Seditious Conspiracy
Brawner was quick to correct Biggs after the next caller. The USA Today had previously reported the story of Oath Keepers leader Stewart Rhodes being found guilty of seditious conspiracy in relation to the January 6th attack.
David from Mississippi
The second caller, David from Mississippi asked if those who conspired with Donald Trump to overthrow the government should be held accountable. He went on to ask about Biggs’ alleged request for a pardon from former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows. Biggs denied the accusation and said that the lie had been debunked.
Jeffrey Clark Faced Ethics Charges
David then asked about Jeffrey Clark, a former senior US Department of Justice official facing Jan. 6 related ethics charges. Biggs said there was no indication that anyone had tried to overthrow the government and that he had never even met Clark.
Michelle From New York
The third caller, Michelle from New York asked about a video aired by Fox News host Tucker Carlson. The video showed some people who breached the Capitol on Jan. 6th being let in by Capitol police. Biggs confirmed that Carlson’s portrayal of the insurrection was accurate. He also suggested that if allegations of the FBI infiltrating the legal representation of the so-called QAnon Shaman, Jake Angeli of Phoenix, were true, then Angeli’s case should be dismissed.