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Congressman Biggs' Statement on House Democrats' Opposition Research of Congressional Republicans

March 5, 2021
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Committee on House Administration Chairperson, Zoe Lofgren, released a cherry-picked report on Republicans’ social media posts pertaining to the 2020 election and efforts to ensure election integrity. Congressman Biggs issued the following statement:

“Chairperson Lofgren’s report is a chilling slide towards the criminalization of free speech in America and must be condemned by every freedom-loving American, regardless of political persuasion. No congressional Republican called for the violence that took place at the U.S. Capitol on January 6. Speaker Pelosi and members of her Democrat conference know this to be a fact, but yet they seek to build an imaginary case against Republicans who lawfully objected to the Electoral College counts from select states in the interests of election integrity.

“If Democrats or members of the mainstream media had a shred of honesty, they would admit that dozens of House Democrats had previously objected to Electoral College counts in prior presidential elections. Democrats and the mainstream media also worked in unison over the past four years to undermine and remove the duly elected president of the United States over baseless and reckless allegations and hoaxes.

“To use a high-profile, taxpayer-funded committee to conduct cherry-picked opposition research on the minority party is fundamentally antithetical to everything this country has stood for in its 243 years of existence. I call on my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to join me in rejecting this shameful report from the House Administration Democrats.”

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Congressman Andy Biggs is a third-term Representative from Arizona’s Fifth Congressional District, representing parts of Chandler, Gilbert, Mesa, and Queen Creek. Congressman Biggs is a member of the House Judiciary and Oversight and Reform committees. He lives with his wife, Cindy, in Gilbert.