Why is Rep. Andy Biggs afraid to testify under oath before the Jan. 6 committee?

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Opinion: Peeking out from beneath the wooly blanket of indignation Biggs is hiding under is a partisan wolf’s clothing.

By EJ Montini | Arizona Republic

Arizona Republican Rep. Andy Biggs refuses to testify before the Jan. 6 committee, even after being subpoenaed, calling it a ‘baseless witch hunt.’

Republican Rep. Andy Biggs makes a lousy victim.

I mean, he’s trying. He’s really, really trying to portray himself as a martyr, a fall guy, a scapegoat, a sacrificial lamb.

But peeking out from beneath the wooly blanket of indignation Biggs is hiding under is a partisan wolf’s clothing.

Biggs and several other Republican members of Congress with connections to the insurrection of Jan. 6, the so-called “Stop the Steal” demonstrations and the effort to overturn a duly certified presidential election were subpoenaed by the Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol.

The committee has tried to talk to speak with Biggs before.

Why is Biggs thowing a political hissy-fit?

He rebuffed them.

So the committee issued subpoenas to Biggs and other members of Congress, saying in part that they want to hear from “those who had direct conversations with President Trump leading up to and during the attack, and those who were involved in the planning and coordination of certain activities on and before Jan. 6. … Before we hold our hearings next month, we wished to provide members the opportunity to discuss these matters with the committee voluntarily. Regrettably, the individuals receiving subpoenas today have refused and we’re forced to take this step.”

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