Arizona Republican’s brothers say he is ‘at minimum partially to blame’ for Capitol violence

The brothers of Rep. Andy Biggs’ (R-Ariz.) explained their sibling is “at the very least partially to blame” for the fatal riots at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.

Biggs’ brothers, William Biggs and Daniel Biggs, wrote in a letter to the editor to The Arizona Republic that he ought to be taken off from business office over what they seen as his purpose in inciting the riot.

“By attempting to cause uncertainty in the election’s outcome, Andy is at least partially to blame for the riot at the Capital on January 6,” the brothers wrote. “Political ambition, peer tension and fealty to (previous President Donald) Trump proved to be as well potent a drug to resist.

“These are violations of his oath of office environment and erode the trust of the American citizens. For these causes we simply call for the well timed elimination of Congressman Biggs from office.”

The newspaper famous that Biggs referred to as for a forensic audit of his state’s election methods and when said in an job interview that “an utter disaster, and definitely your fast solution is to fundamentally nullify Pennsylvania’s election.”

Aside from Arizona, Pennsylvania was the second point out in which members of the Household and Senate contested to its election benefits throughout the formal depend by Congress of the Electoral University votes that affirmed President Biden as the winner.

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Biggs’ place of work didn’t immediately return a request for comment from The Hill.

Biggs is not the only Arizona Republican experiencing public scrutiny from his family. A few of Rep. Paul GosarPaul Anthony GosarCruz, Cornyn to go to Biden inauguration Have faith in amongst lawmakers reaches all-time reduced after Capitol riots Property conservatives plot to oust Liz Cheney More’s (R-Ariz.) siblings previously instructed the newspaper that they requested Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-Ariz.)  to help eliminate their brother from Congress more than his purpose in the riot.

Five folks died as a consequence of the siege on the Capitol creating, which compelled lawmakers into secure locations absent from equally chambers as they were discussing an objection to Arizona’s votes introduced by Gosar and Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzBlinken affirms plan to hold US embassy in Jerusalem The Intercept bureau main: Biden’s best candidate for DOJ antitrust division beforehand represented Google Lawyers urge Missouri Supreme Courtroom to probe Hawley’s steps prior to Capitol riot More (R-Texas). 

Each Gosar and Biggs had been staunch supporters of Trump who voted to uphold objections to Arizona and Pennsylvania’s Electoral votes immediately after the riot was more than later on that evening.  The newspaper observed that Biggs and Gosar have been singled out as essential to the preparing of the “Stop the Steal” protests that preceded the riots.