대표. Andy Biggs slams Jan. 6 committee subpoenas as 'witch hunt:' 'To dignify them would be a gross mistake'

We still have not even seen the subpoenas, but apparently some in the media have,” Biggs told “미국 보고서” shortly after Fox News and other outlets broke news of the subpoenas.

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It indicates that this is really more about basically headlines than getting at the truth, if you want my opinion on it,” 그는 말했다. “These were leaked to the media. We still have not seen them. They didn’t contact any of our counsel.

대표. 앤디 빅스, R- 텍사스, dismissed the subpoenas against him and other Republicans as an effort by an ‘illegitimate committee’ to smear their ‘political enemies.’

대표. 앤디 빅스, R- 텍사스, dismissed the subpoenas against him and other Republicans as an effort by an ‘illegitimate committee’ to smear their ‘political enemies.’ (게티)

The House select committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021 Capitol riot filed subpoenas earlier Thursday against Biggs, 소수 지도자 Kevin McCarthy, 모 브룩스, R-Ala., 짐 조던, R- 오하이오, and Scott Perry, R- 오하이오, after they refused to cooperate with the investigation.

Biggs dismissed the subpoenas as an effort by anillegitimate committeeto smear theirpolitical enemies.

They don’t really have the authority to issue subpoenas in my opinion,” 그는 말했다. “So we don’t want to dignify what they are doing. This has been a witch hunt from day one. This is an attempt to go after political enemies instead of trying to get out the truth.

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Biggs did not expressly say whether he would comply with the subpoena.

To dignify them would be, 내 의견으로는, a gross mistake,” 그는 말했다 “미국 보고서” 공동 진행자 존 로버츠.

The subpoenas for sitting lawmakers are an extraordinary move because the Constitution gives the House and Senate the right to discipline its own members. If the lawmakers don’t comply with the subpoena, the House could potentially vote to hold those members in contempt and refer them to the Department of Justice for prosecution.

하원 소수 민족 지도자 Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), 대표. 짐 뱅크스 (R-IN) 및 담당자. 짐 조던 (R-OH) attend a news conference on July 21, 2021 워싱턴, DC. (Photo by Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images)

하원 소수 민족 지도자 Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), 대표. 짐 뱅크스 (R-IN) 및 담당자. 짐 조던 (R-OH) attend a news conference on July 21, 2021 워싱턴, DC. (Photo by Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images) (Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images)

Biggs repeatedly denied allegations by the committee that he was involved in planning at the White House, participating in meetings and remotely for January 6t, including getting then vice president Mike Pence to reject electoral votes. They also accused him of being directly involved in planning to bring violent protestors to the Capitol on January 6t.

I have denied that hundreds of times, multiple media outlets,” 그는 말했다. “That’s simply untrue, and that’s what we see going on here is that they don’t care, they are going to regurgitate stuff they see on social media.

Biggs said the committee’s decision to notify the lawmakers of the subpoenas publicly indicates ahell of a lotabout their motivations.

I’m not going to get into specifics of the subpoena, I haven’t seen the subpoena, you have. Does that indicate something to you?” he reiterated. “It indicates a hell of a lot to me. It indicates these people are more interested in creating a media firestorm against political enemies to distract from the crappy way Biden’s treated this country, and the things that have gone on.

그는 덧붙였다, “Doesn’t that indicate and smack of a witch hunt to you? It does to me.

폭스 뉴스’ Anders Hagstrom contributed to this report.