Rep Biggs calls for McCarthy to boot Dem ‘spies’ Cheney and Kinzinger from Republican Conference Meetings

U.S. Rep. Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.) wants Never Trumpers Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger kicked out of the House Republican Conference because he considers them “spies” for the witch-hunting Democrats.

In a letter to Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, the House Freedom Caucus chief warned McCarthy that Cheney and Kinzinger are untrustworthy because they are sitting on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s politicized January 6 investigatory committee which he considers a forum set up to demonize Republicans.

In fact, Cheney (R-Wyo.) has reportedly just been named vice-chair of the committee.

Biggs is proposing a rules change to revoke conference membership when necessary when one or more lawmakers are functioning as what might amount to being double agents.

“Republican Conference meetings are an opportunity for elected House Republicans to come together and strategize the most effective path to push back on the radical policies of Speaker Pelosi and the Democrats,” Biggs wrote. “Congresswoman Cheney and Congressman Kinzinger are two spies for the Democrats that we currently invite to the meetings, despite our inability to trust them.”

“Many of the coming discussions will likely revolve around our defense against the Democrats’ perpetuation of the false narrative that January 6th was an insurrection and how to protect our own from their legally questionable investigative methods,” Biggs explained. “We cannot trust these Members to sit in our Republican Conference Meetings while we plan our defense against the Democrats.”

Biggs might be alluding, in part, to the Democrat-controlled committee attempting to strong-arm the big telecom carriers into turning over personal phone records and text messages of some GOP lawmakers, and certain members of the Trump family.

This comes even as the FBI has reportedly concluded that minimal evidence exists to suggest that the riot at the U.S. Capitol was part of an organized plot to overturn the results of the November election.

 

In July, McCarthy pulled official Republican involvement from the panel after Pelosi vetoed the appointment of pro-Trump U.S. Reps. Jim Banks and Jim Jordan.

Cheney — who was previously ousted from her GOP leadership position– and Kinzinger “defiantly” stayed on the committee on their own upon an invite by Pelosi and will give the group a veneer of bipartisanship while compliantly avoiding challenging what Biggs described as the Democrats’ “false” insurrection narrative.

Biggs’ letter went on to explain that Pelosi is trying to pin the blame on Republicans for what happened on January 6 as a power play: “She needs to demonize Republicans. And this Select Committee is her path for doing so. The Select Committee allows her to target the Republican members of Congress she thinks will be the most beneficial to her narrative; those that she thinks may be able to unseat from Congress those whom targeting will raise the most money for her.”

Rep. Biggs insisted that even FBI Director Wray has described the rally as a mostly peaceful protester attended by those exercising their Frist Amendments, and that authorities are properly prosecutor the relatively small group of trespassers.

At the moment, the conventional wisdom suggests that McCarthy won’t act on Bigg’s proposal.

Despite their grandstanding about getting to the truth, neither Cheney nor Kinzinger (R-Ill.) are likely to demand answers to some important questions about the January 6 riot, such as why Pelosi’s key subordinate reportedly denied the Capitol Police chief’s request for National Guard backup.

Parenthetically, House Democrats or their RINO allies have shown no inclination to investigate the riots that swept America in the summer of 2020, even though those disturbances might also be described in insurrection terms.

Even as he plays ball with equally Trump-obsessed Democrats, reports have emerged that Kinzinger might be redistricted out of his congressional seat altogether.

Many observers wonder about the end game for Cheney and/or Kinzinger, unless they have previously decided to give up elected politics and angle for a cushy commentary job at MSNBC, CNN, at a log-rolling neocon think tank, or occupying the “conservative” seat on The View.

Robert Jonathan

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