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Congressman Biggs Requests DOJ Investigation of U.S. Representative Bill Pascrell for Possible Civil Rights Violations

December 1, 2020
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Andy Biggs sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General William Barr, urging him to investigate U.S. Representative Bill Pascrell for possible civil rights violations in his efforts to obtain the disbarment of certain members of President Trump’s legal counsel in Arizona, Michigan, Nevada, New York, and Pennsylvania, solely because those attorneys attempted to represent President Trump in his efforts to secure the integrity of the 2020 Presidential Election.  

Representatives Warren Davidson (OH-08), Andy Harris (MD-01), Debbie Lesko (AZ-08), and Randy Weber (TX-14) co-signed the letter.

Read the text of the letter below:

November 27, 2020

The Honorable William Barr
Attorney General
U.S. Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20530

Dear Attorney General Barr,

We urge you to investigate Representative Bill Pascrell for possible civil rights violations in his efforts to obtain the disbarment of certain members of President Trump’s legal counsel in Arizona, Michigan, Nevada, New York, and Pennsylvania, solely because those attorneys attempted to represent President Trump in his efforts to secure the integrity of the 2020 Presidential Election.

On November 20, Representative Pascrell sent a letter to the State Bar of Arizona, the Michigan Attorney Grievance Commission, the Office of the Bar Counsel of Nevada, the State of New York Grievance Committee, and the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, accusing the attorneys of filing “frivolous lawsuits” and requesting that each agency “commence an immediate investigation of their actions and consider sanctions for their conduct up to and including revocation of their licenses to practice law in your jurisdiction.”

The President has every right to petition the courts to ensure that every legal ballot is counted and to challenge any illegal votes. And, he has the right to retain counsel to represent him. In turn his attorneys must be free to zealously advocate for the protection of the President’s rights. He is attempting to bar the President from legal counsel and take away the livelihood of attorneys who have represented the President.

The efforts to disbar the President’s lawyers simply for representing the President is designed to impede the rights of the President and his counsel. It appears to violate the civil rights of the President and his attorneys.

Accordingly, we urge you to investigate whether Representative Pascrell’s injudicious and seemingly malevolent actions have violated the civil rights of the President and his counsel. 

Sincerely,

Andy Biggs
Member of Congress

Warren Davidson
Member of Congress

Andy Harris
Member of Congress

Debbie Lesko
Member of Congress

Randy Weber
Member of Congress