GOP lawmaker humiliated telling FBI director it was 'totally debunked' Trump supporters made violent attacks
On Tuesday, during a House Oversight Committee hearing on the January 6 attack on the Capitol, Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ) suggested that it's been "totally debunked" that Trump supporters committed any acts of violence at that event.
Rep. Andy Biggs: "Why is it so important for Democrats and the mainstream media to continue with the lie that Trump… https://t.co/EqD2dTaNLV— Michael McAuliff (@Michael McAuliff) 1623791140.0
Biggs, who chairs the far-right House Freedom Caucus, noted as proof the fact that no guns were recovered from the Capitol rioters — ignoring the fact that the rioters attacked Capitol Police with other objects including flagpoles, and that 140 officers were injured in the clash.
According to Ali Alexander, who helped plan the "Stop the Steal" rally that fed Trump supporters into the Capitol riot, Biggs and a few other GOP lawmakers helped plan the event.
Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) mocked Biggs by quoting Mark Twain, "get your facts first, then you can distort them as you wish."
See the video below:
Rep. Andy Biggs gets owned www.youtube.com
The Capitol rioter who went viral after being photographed putting his feet up on Nancy Pelosi's desk on Jan. 6, has reportedly lost his job as a window salesman, TMZ reports.
Richard Barnett's lawyers say that his primary job now is restoring classic cars since he lost the salesman job soon after the Capitol riot. Barnett is currently allowed to travel 50 miles from his home for work purposes, but his lawyers are asking for more, saying he often has to go upwards of 200 miles to track down, negotiate and sell the cars.
There hasn't been a ruling on Barnett's request as of yet.
Speaking to MSNBC host Nicolle Wallace on Tuesday, Bulwark columnist Tim Miller, who worked for former Republican Jeb Bush, attacked Sen. Susan Collins' (R-ME) amendment to help make the Jan. 6 Commission a reality.
Collins so-called "compromise" would add to the legislation that Republicans already worked to create in the House. Rep. John Katko (R-NY) gave Democrats a list of demands for Republicans to support the bill and Democrats agreed to them, only to have the rug pulled out from under them by House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA). At the time, Katko was described by one of his colleagues as being "thrown under the bus."
So, one of the solutions to come out of the Senate proposed by Collins would limit staff and set a time limit on the commission. Neither was an issue for the 9/11 commission.
Perhaps that's why Miller called it "just trash."
"Susan Collins' amendment to this is just trash," he began. "It would allow Kevin McCarthy to control the report itself and who the staff is on the report, and so not only is Donna right it won't bring on ten more people, it would substantive make the investigation worse. It's just a nonstarter. The other options are much better."
See the video discussion below:
Susan Collins' amendment "is just trash" www.youtube.com
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