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‘Assault on my reputation’: Rep. Andy Biggs lashes out at left, media over Capitol riot allegations

  • January 23, 2021

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“All of the allegations are false. I do not know why the rumors started, why the media has repeatedly ignored the evidence, or how to state the truth more clearly,” Biggs said in his statement

‘Andy spread election fraud lies’

Rep. Andy Biggs looks on at the start of the Students for Trump rally at which President Donald Trump will speak at Dream City Church in Phoenix on June 23, 2020.

In his taped comments before the event, Alexander singled out Biggs, along with Reps. Paul Gosar, R-Ariz., and Mo Brooks, R-Ala., as having been integral to an event intended to put “maximum pressure” on Congress.

Biggs has strenuously denied he had any connections to Alexander. In his statement Friday he repeated that he had not “had phone, text, social media, or email contact” with Alexander.

he made audio remarks that Alexander played at a December rally in Phoenix. As The Arizona Republic has previously reported, a spokesman for Biggs said the taped remarks were made at the request of Gosar’s aides and provided to them, not Alexander.

Neither Gosar nor Alexander have responded to requests for comment.

Biggs’ denials, however, have done little to quell the call for investigations of him and other Republicans who were vocal critics of the presidential election results.

really your immediate remedy is to basically nullify Pennsylvania’s election,” Biggs said, acknowledging that “sounds drastic.”

Throughout the weeks leading up to Jan. 6, Biggs called for a forensic audit of election systems in his own state of Arizona. And he has maintained that his primary intent all along has been to ensure confidence in election integrity, a point he said has gone unnoticed.

“Once the Leftists in the media generate a false narrative, it is so hard to prove a negative,” he said.

The Alexander tape is only part of a flurry of unwanted attention on Biggs in recent days.

Biggs’ statement noted that some have falsely suggested he led “reconnaissance tours” of the Capitol ahead of the rioting.

He has also been linked to other controversies.

Biggs has suggested in interviews that the rioters at the Capitol included people from the left.

calling him “at least partially” responsible for the violence at the Capitol and urged his timely removal from office. 

On Thursday, a reporter with NBC News noted that Biggs set off metal detectors at the Capitol but refused to stop for inspection by police. 

On Friday, the left-leaning Campaign for Accountability asked the Office of Congressional Ethics and the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Washington to investigate Biggs, Gosar and another member, Rep. Madison Cawthorn, R-N.C., for possibly inciting a riot and bringing discredit to Congress, among other potential violations.

Their allegations were largely based on social media and prior reporting.

Biggs, however, made clear he has had enough.

“My reputation as an honest man, who believes in this country and the rule of law, has been deliberately tainted by people who have no regard for the truth,” he said.

Follow Ronald J. Hansen on Twitter @ronaldjhansen.

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