GOP Rep. Andy Biggs Receives Embarrassing Jan. 6 Fact-Check Live On Air
C-SPAN anchor Greta Brawner fact-checked far-right Rep. Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.) throughout a viewer call-in on Friday.
Throughout the “Washington Journal” program, one caller instructed Biggs how indignant he was about former President Donald Trump’s want “to pardon the traitors which have been convicted of seditious conspiracy” over the lethal U.S. Capitol riot on Jan. 6, 2021.
“Come on. What the hell’s unsuitable with you Republicans?” he requested Biggs.
Biggs, who helped manage the “Cease the Steal” rally that passed off instantly earlier than the riot, falsely claimed no person had been convicted of sedition.
“Not all have been convicted of seditious treason. In actual fact, none have been! And in order that’s vital to know,” he stated. “The second factor I’d say is that a lot of them have been convicted of misdemeanor trespass. And I feel that’s vital to know as nicely. So, admire the decision.”
After taking a second name, Brawner circled again to Biggs’ first reply and instructed him: “Congressman, USA At present had this headline again in November of 2022 that Stewart Rhodes, the Oath Keepers’ founder, was discovered responsible of seditious conspiracy.”
“Oh, OK,” Biggs replied. “Yeah, nicely, I didn’t comply with that case.”
Greater than 1,000 individuals have now been charged over the violence.
Rhodes and Kelly Meggs, who ran the far-right group’s Florida chapter, have been discovered responsible on seditious conspiracy prices, which carries a sentence of as much as 20 years behind bars.