Rep. Andy Biggs looking forward to President Trump’s Phoenix rally
PHOENIX – U.S. Rep. Andy Biggs of Arizona has a short wish list of what he hopes President Donald trump will address during his Wednesday visit to Phoenix.
“I hope it’s going to be a real positive speech … like the State of the Union,” Biggs told KTAR News 92.3 FM’s Arizona’s Morning News hours before the presidential rally was to begin.
Whatever Trump talks about – be it the border wall, the recent trade agreement with Mexico and Canada or the economy, “I know I”m going, that’s the main thing,” Biggs said with a laugh.
Trump was scheduled to speak to a partisan crowd of about 15,000 on Wednesday night at Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum on the state fairgrounds. Start time was announced as 7 p.m.
People began setting up camp outside the “Madhouse on McDowell” at 19th Avenue and McDowell Road on Tuesday night. A long line had formed before the sun had even come up rally day.
The president will be campaigning for Sen. Martha McSally, who faces a tough November election against Democrat Mark Kelly for the seat McSally was appointed to in 2018.
“If I had the chance, I’d love to say a few words,” Biggs said.
Rallies such as this one, “really help, generically,” said Biggs, who was an early supporter of Trump during the 2016 campaign.
Trump campaigned in Arizona for McSally in October 2018, when she ran against Democrat Kyrsten Sinema. The race was to replace outgoing Republican Jeff Flake. Sinema won, and the GOP lost 40 House seats across the country but maintained control of the Senate.
“Things are different now,” Biggs said. “I think the 2018 backlash was because Republicans didn’t keep their promises.
“What I found is if you tell people what you’re going to do and you bust your neck to get that done, if you get 75% to 85% of it done, they know that you’re working really hard.
“But if you don’t keep your promises, then they say, ‘Why should we keep you there?'”
Tune to KTAR News 92.3 FM Wednesday for live coverage of President Trump’s Phoenix rally.