Congressman Andy Biggs sent a letter to 14 companies requesting they preserve the communication and phone records of Democrat representatives for future investigative use. This letter is the second Biggs has sent in the last week to the companies. The previous one was sent, condemning Democrats’ attempt to obtain private phone records as part of their investigation into the events of January 6th. Both letters were sent to Yahoo, Amazon, AOL, Apple, AT&T, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Snap, T-Mobile, Twitter, U.S. Cellular Corporation, and Verizon.
In a press release, Biggs stated, “From day one, Pelosi and the Far-Left Democrats have acted above the law by creating a smear campaign to take down Trump supporters. Conservatives in Congress will fight the malevolence of the Left as Democrats continue to attack on a partisan basis. That is why we are calling on companies to preserve the phone and communications records of Democrat representatives for future investigative use. It’s time the Far Left lives under the same rules and standards they impose.”
Part of the letter states, “The U.S. Constitution and U.S. Supreme Court precedent prevents committees from obtaining these records and prohibits you from providing them. Simply put, neither the Committee nor you have the legal authority to provide those records. Adopting the misguided legal theory of the Committee Chairman would undoubtedly end with Congress rifling through the private records of any American.”
Leaders included in the request are Nancy Pelosi, Kamala Harris, Jerry Nadler, and Rep. Eric Swalwell, reported Fox Business. Also on the list were Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Rashida Tlaib of Michigan, Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, and Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts.
Co-signers of the letter are Jody Hice, Matt Gaetz, Scott Perry, Louie Gohmert, Paul Gosar, Marjorie Taylor Greene, and Madison Cawthorn.