National Stop the Steal organizer Ali Alexander claimed that Arizona Representatives Paul Gosar (R-AZ) and Andy Biggs (R-AZ) joined him to “plan pro-Trump rallies. That included the one that ended with an attack on the Capitol.” The consequences of their actions are chilling.
Alexander posted a video of himself at the same time the insurrectionists were moving on January 6. He said as reported by ABC News:
‘I don’t disavow this. I do not denounce this.’
A CNN team of investigative journalists discovered that by late December Alexander placed a post on Periscope to his followers. He said that there were three Republican U.S. Representatives: Biggs (R-AZ), Gosar (R-AZ), and Mo Brooks (R-AL) involved. CNN reported:
‘They were planning something big.’
CEO of the Anti-Defamation League Jonathan Greenblatt, an organization that tracks and counters hate, said:
‘We are seeing … chatter from these white supremacists, from these far-right extremists — they feel emboldened in this moment. We fully expect that this violence could actually get worse before it gets better.’
One Texas mayoral candidate Jenny Cudd called for “the death of those she believed had committed treason:”
‘All we need is one public hanging, and then people will start acting right — kind of like it would be useful if we still had the firing squad for the death penalty. We shall see if there will be a public hanging in our future because it is still considered a valid form of death for treason.’
Although Alexander did not actually call out for violence, he did say:
‘It was to build momentum and pressure and then on the day change hearts and minds of Congress peoples who weren’t yet decided or who saw everyone outside and said, “I can’t be on the other side of that mob.”‘
One of the investigative reporters, Jason Paladino, made the same observation regarding the congressmen. He tweeted:
‘Organizer @ali claims he organized the insurrection “with congressman @RepGosar @RepMoBrooks, and @RepAndyBiggsAZ.
‘We four schemed up putting maximum pressure on congress while they were voting…” These 3 congressmen need to be held accountable.’
Gosar called Alexander “a true patriot.” Biggs responded to CNN via his spokesperson:
‘Congressman Biggs is not aware of hearing of or meeting Mr. Alexander at any point – let alone working with him to organize some part of a planned protest. He did not have any contact with protestors or rioters, nor did he ever encourage or foster the rally or protests.’
Both men plus Arizona Representative Debbie Lesko (R) were among the 147 Republicans who voted against certifying Arizona’s Electoral College votes. The three Arizona Republicans did this even though all 15 Arizona counties had already certified the electoral votes, according to The AZ Central:
‘[They[ were okay with disenfranchising millions of Arizona voters, meaning three Arizona Republican members of Congress were prepared to disenfranchise millions of Arizona voters in order to serve the delusion that the election was stolen from Donald Trump.’
Biggs met with Donald Trump prior to the January 6 speech that ginned up his followers to a bloodlust level. NPR reported:
‘Gabriel Sterling, a top Georgia election official, called on President Trump on Tuesday to condemn supporters who have threatened violence against election officials. He said, “Someone’s going to get hurt, someone’s going to get shot, someone’s going to get killed. It’s not right.”‘
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