Biggs casts blame for riot on leftist groups

New videos tie Rep Andy Biggs to the nationwide “Stop the Steal” movement that led to the Jan. 6 siege of the U.S. Capitol.

By Arizona Republic

Biggs is pointing , nevertheless, at antifa and Black Lives Matter, saying the far-left militant group and the social justice group are at least partially to blame.

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Yes, angry Trump supporters were part of the mob that broke down barriers and smashed their way into the inner sanctums of the House and Senate, Biggs said in a radio interview on Monday.

“There’s no doubt in my mind that there were just pissed off Trump people there that had come in. And then there were other people that were definitely not Trump people,” Biggs said on Tucson’s 1030 KVOI AM. “You probably had some insurgents, you know, some antifa or BLM type folks … we don’t know.”

Biggs denied any role in cheerleading for the “Stop the Steal” movement and said allegations he helped organize the Capitol protest were “whoppers.”

“It just didn’t happen,” he said while making the rounds on Arizona’s conservative talk radio programs. “I knew there was going to  be … a couple of rallies there that day, but I did not participate and didn’t organize and did not attend.”

Biggs’ claims followed a report by The Arizona Republic that found he was involved in a Dec. 19 “Stop the Steal” rally in Phoenix, where supporters pushed the debunked conspiracy that Donald Trump won the 2020 election over Joe Biden.


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