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Rep. Andy Biggs requests further clarification on why he must appear in front of January 6th Committee

A GOP House Representative has asked for more rationale on why he was called to testify in front of the House Special Committee to investigate January 6. 

In a five-page letter to committee chairman Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-MS), attorneys for Republican House Rep. Andy Biggs (AZ) requested more clarification on the reasoning behind the subpoena he received from the committee after refusing an initial request to appear voluntarily.

The letter specifically asked the committee to “facilitate Congressman Biggs’ preparation for any deposition by sharing more information about its intended scope and any documentary exhibits you anticipate using.”

A statement issued by the committee last month claimed Biggs had received a subpoena because he is suspected of attending meetings ahead of the January 6 insurrection to plan the protest in Washington, DC, and that he had been part of “plans to bring protestors to Washington for the counting of Electoral College votes.”

The January 6 committee issued subpoenas to Biggs and four other GOP congressmen in May. None of the five, including House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and Rep. Jim Jordan, had agreed to previous requests to appear, prompting the subpoenas. Committee spokesman Tim Mulvaney spoke out a few days ago about the unwillingness of the congress members to appear in front of the House panel. 

Both McCarthy and Rep. Mo Brooks both announced last week that they would not comply with the panel’s subpoenas. “The refusal of these Members to cooperate is a continued assault on the rule of law and sets a dangerous new precedent that could hamper the House’s ability to conduct oversight in the future,” Mulvaney said

ARTICLE: LAURA SPIVAK

MANAGING EDITOR: CARSON CHOATE 

PHOTO CREDITS: AZ MIRROR

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Laura is a freelance writer out of Maryland and a mom of three. Her background is in political science and international relations, and she has been doing political writing and editing for 17 years. Laura has also written parenting pieces for the Today Show and is currently working on writing a collection of remarkable true stories about normal people. She writes for FBA because unbiased news is vital to unity, and readers deserve the facts free of opinion.

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