Chairman of the House Freedom Caucus Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ) appeared on Fox News program “Hannity” last Friday and declared that Democrats’ impeachment inquest is causing problems for vulnerable Democratic members in swing districts.
The Republican told special host Gregg Jarrett, “If you are in a swing district like the representative you just showed the clip of, they are a little bit — feeling some heat, some discomfort about pursuing the impeachment.” He added, “And especially in light of what came out in the last two weeks of the open hearings, right. So first of all, it is obtuse. Nobody can really explain what the charges are.”
Along with, “So the people there – are going there — who have said we want impeachment who are members of Congress in a swing district are now feeling the heat about saying, well, you can’t even tell us what the issue is.”
Then argued, “So yes, they are feeling it in some respects. That is why I think they are looking for an off-ramp in some respects, if they can get on an off-ramp.”
“First of all, it will be every day, six days a week, from noon until they finish in the evening. That is a requirement in the Senate rules. Second of all, it is going to be open. And thirdly, Republicans will be able to bring in witnesses just like you said.”
He continued, “So, look for Hunter Biden, Joe Biden, Adam Schiff, the whistleblower, the Schiff team of staff who worked with the former whistleblower.”
As well as, “Look for a redux of Vindman.” The congressman referring to National Security Council official Alexander Vindman.
Finishing with, “Look for the people who worked with Vindman, who can further impeach Vindman. You’ve got Brennan and Clapper. You’ve got a whole series of witnesses that can come in. And Lindsey Graham has promised that he would bring in those types of witnesses and this will go for quite a length of time and indeed, the primaries are going to turn topsy-turvy for the Democrats. This is not really the way they want it to go. That is why one of the reasons they are looking for an off-ramp as well, I think.”
In his most recent appearance today on Fox News, Biggs called the impeachment inquiry an “illegitimate process.” And professed that “a bunch of brawlers” are on his Judiciary Committee. While expecting
to see things to get “pretty hot under the collar” in the next phase under chair Jerry Nadler (D-NY) and “much more feisty” than before.