Within a couple of minutes rioters outnumbered police and rushed to the entrance of the Capitol.
PHOENIX — New movies tie U.S. Rep. Andy Biggs, R-Ariz., to the nationwide “Stop the Steal” movement that led to the Jan. 6 siege of the U.S. Capitol.
But Biggs is pointing at antifa and Black Lives Matter, saying the far-left militant group and the social justice group are at the least partially in charge.
Yes, indignant Trump supporters have been a part of the mob that broke down boundaries and smashed their approach into the interior sanctums of the House and Senate, Biggs mentioned in a radio interview on Monday.
The FBI and the U.S. Department of Justice say there isn’t any proof to recommend the loosely tied teams of “anti-fascist” activists often called antifa have been concerned within the Capitol invasion.
“There’s no doubt in my mind that there were just pissed off Trump people there that had come in. And then there were other people that were definitely not Trump people,” Biggs mentioned on Tucson’s 1030 KVOI AM. “You probably had some insurgents, you know, some antifa or BLM type folks … we don’t know.”
On Wednesday, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy pushed again on members claiming antifa was in charge, saying, “Some say the riots were caused by antifa. There is absolutely no evidence of that, and conservatives should be the first to say so.”
Biggs denied any function in cheerleading for the “Stop the Steal” motion and mentioned allegations he helped manage the Capitol protest have been “whoppers.”
“It just didn’t happen,” he mentioned whereas making the rounds on Arizona’s conservative speak radio packages.