US Rep. Andy Biggs of Arizona denies asking for pardon following Jan. 6 attack

Jun 29, 2022, 11:30 AM | Updated: 2:58 pm

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(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

PHOENIX — U.S. Rep. Andy Biggs of Arizona on Wednesday denied asking for a pardon following the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol in 2021.

Cassidy Hutchinson, who served as an aide for former Donald Trump Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, said Thursday during taped testimony that Biggs reached out to her about requesting a pardon.

Biggs told KTAR News 92.3 FM’s The Mike Broomhead Show he didn’t know Hutchinson.

“It’s not true. I did not ask President Trump for a pardon. I didn’t ask anybody for a pardon,” Biggs said.

Hutchinson testified Biggs and five other House Republicans sought the pardons from Trump that would shield them from criminal prosecution.

Blanket pardons for lawmakers involved in Jan. 6 were also discussed, according to another White House aide, John McEntee.

The Jan. 6 committee in May sent a letter to Biggs wanting to meet with the Arizona Republican to know about his involvement in planning the protest that lead to the Jan. 6 violence and his connection to Stop the Steal organizer Ali Alexander.

The letter also referenced the third-term East Valley congressman’s involvement in efforts to overturn Trump’s election loss.

Biggs said he wasn’t connected with any of the violence from that day.

“Not in the least. No relationship,” Biggs said. “It’s been fabricated … I’ve denied this stuff 100 times.”

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US Rep. Andy Biggs of Arizona denies asking for pardon following Jan. 6 attack