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Congressman Biggs Votes NO on Democrats' Partisan Scheme to Invoke the 25th Amendment

January 12, 2021
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Tonight, House Democrats passed H. Res. 21, to request that Vice President Mike Pence invoke the 25th Amendment, which the Vice President has already rejected. Congressman Biggs voted against the Democrats’ partisan scheme and issued the following statement:

“The violence that happened last week at the U.S. Capitol was horrific; and all the individuals who invaded the Capitol, vandalized property, and assaulted members of law enforcement should be found, prosecuted, and convicted for their crimes. No American should condone the violence and the criminal behavior we witnessed.

“The individuals who committed the crimes at the U.S. Capitol last week are solely to blame for their violent actions. And yet, Democrats want to blame President Trump for the violence that took place at the Capitol – a continuation of a years-long effort to undermine and overthrow the 45th President of the United States. Their partisan and spiteful actions are shameful, serving only to tear our nation further apart and shatter our Constitution.

“Even before last week’s attack on the Capitol, our nation needed healing and reconciliation. We need healing now more than ever. But the Democrats’ race towards this unprecedented and unconstitutional impeachment will only divide Americans. If the Democrats succeed in impeaching President Trump for a second time, how will our nation ever heal? I beg my colleagues from across the aisle to reconsider their course of action before it is too late. And I call on all of my Republican colleagues to reject this partisan scheme from Speaker Pelosi and the radical Left.”

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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 Science, Space, and Technology committees. He lives with his wife, Cindy, in Gilbert.