Andy Biggs responds to January 6 subpoena

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Rep. Andy Biggs, R-Ariz., speaks during a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Oct. 7, 2021.(Bill Clark/Pool via AP, File)

On Thursday, a House panel issued subpoenas to Andy Biggs and four other GOP lawmakers in its probe into January 6 Capitol attack.

“These members include those who participated in meetings at the White House, those who had direct conversations with President Trump leading up to and during the attack on the Capitol, and those who were involved in the planning and coordination of certain activities on and before January 6th,” the committee said in a release.

Other lawmakers who were issued subpoenas were Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., and Reps. Jim Jordan of Ohio, Scott Perry of Pennsylvania, and Mo Brooks of Alabama. 

Biggs issued a statement in response to the House January 6 Committee’s subpoena, calling it “political theater.”

“Today’s actions by the illegitimate January 6 Committee are pure political theater. The subpoenas and news of their issuance were leaked to the media before the impacted Members,” stated Biggs.

“The January 6 Committee’s ongoing, baseless witch hunt is nothing more than an effort to distract the American people from the Democrats’ and Biden’s disastrous leadership. The border is in crisis, inflation is skyrocketing, crime is rampant, and Democrats are focused on fabricating their own facts to take down Republican leaders,” Biggs concluded.