GOP Rep. Biggs says he's working on a resolution condemning J6 committee as 'illegitimate'

Biggs said he hopes the resolution would serve as a peg for people like former President Donald Trump advisors Peter Navarro and Steve Bannon to have convictions related to the investigation expunged, or dismissed.

Published: June 24, 2024 7:21pm

Updated: June 24, 2024 8:43pm

Arizona GOP Rep. Andy Biggs said on Monday that he hopes the House will pass a resolution he is working on with other Republican lawmakers that would condemn the January 6 committee as illegitimate, which could help dismiss certain criminal convictions related to the committee.

The Democrat-led January 6 committee, which was created under former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to investigate the Capitol Hill riot, has faced heavy backlash from House Republicans after evidence emerged of the committee allegedly suppressing certain testimonies and destroying records.

Biggs said he hopes the resolution will serve as a "peg" for people like former Donald Trump advisors Peter Navarro and Steve Bannon to have convictions related to the investigation expunged, or dismissed. Both men were held in contempt of Congress over their refusals to respond to a congressional subpoena.

"What we've done [in] this resolution to basically ... set the the citation aside, cure the contempt, and acknowledge that it was illegitimate," Biggs said on the "Just The News, No Noise." TV show. "We believe that provides a peg in the courts to say that this was illegitimate ... that there's an appealable issue, those types of things. And I think that's important for for the injustice that's taken place to everybody by that J6 committee."

When asked specifically about how the resolution would help Navarro and Bannon, Biggs said the men could argue that they were acting under what they believed was executive privilege in a request to dismiss or expunge their convictions. 

"The point is to basically legislatively acknowledge that there was no authority in that J6 committee, and [that] ... they were doing all kinds of things that just were outrageous," Biggs said. "So it's normal, then [that] Peter Navarro and Steve Bannon were acting under what they thought were was executive privilege. And this provides the peg for both [an] appeal and expungement of conviction. That's part of what we're doing here."

Biggs added that he feels bad that the process of getting the January 6 committee condemned as illegitimate took so much time, because Navarro is almost done with serving his four-month sentence. Bannon is expected to begin his four-month sentence on July 1.

The congressman said he hopes House Speaker Mike Johnson will bring the resolution to a floor vote next week.

Misty Severi is an evening news reporter for Just the News. You can follow her on X for more coverage.

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