On this date one year ago “Crazy/Stupid Republican of the Day” first profiled the sitting U.S. House Representative from Arizona’s 5th Congressional District, Andy Biggs, who was first elected to Congress back in 2016, after a 14 year career in the Arizona state legislature. He did so by winning a Republican primary against Christine Jones by all of 27 votes. Outside of office, Biggs is a reminder that good things always seem to happen to the worst people, as in 1993, he was the winner of the Publisher’s Clearinghouse Sweepstakes, to the tune of $10 million.
That financial windfall gave Biggs the nest egg to jump into politics a decade later, where he could pursue true Republican hobbies, like working alongside anti-gay hate groups like United Families International, trying to ban abortion without exceptions for rape or incest, and denying the existence of climate change by claiming scientists have “manipulated data” to make the case that it exists. On that last one, Biggs actually compares his anti-intellectual plight to that of Albert Einstein, which has led to him publicly being booed. We’ll note he also was one of the key forces in Washington, D.C., who encouraged Donald Trump to back out of the Paris Climate accords.
This man is enough of a partisan ***hole that he even was one of a few members of Congress who voted against the Covid-19 funding bill, because, and we’re not making this up… he objected that the bill regarded “couples” in households should include same sex ones. That’s right, he would rather let a plague spread across the nation than acknowledge that gay people could be in relationships.
Feel free to peruse his whole voting record, if you aren’t getting the idea:
- December 18th, 2019: Rep. Biggs ignores his Congressional duty to hold a president who has been proven to commit high crimes and misdemeanors accountable and votes against the first impeachment of Donald Trump.
- April 23rd, 2020: Rep. Biggs is one of 4 Republicans who vote against the first Coronavirus stimulus bill in the House.
- May 15th, 2020: Biggs votes against the HEROES Act, to further support the healthcare industry and citizens affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.
- December 10th, 2020: Biggs signs his name to an amicus brief to the Supreme Court, begging them to overturn the results of the 2020 election. The same election that she won re-election in.
- January 6th, 2021: Andy Biggs votes for the objection to the electoral college’s votes in the 2020 election, a failure to send any sort of message that he wasn’t intimidated or sympathetic to those who attacked the Capitol to attempt a violent coup.
- January 13th, 2021: Rep. Biggs votes against the second impeachment of Donald Trump, because the Republican Party no longer feels like they should be accountable for anything, including failed coups that result in the deaths of both their participants and police officers.
- February 4th, 2021: Andy Biggs votes to keep Marjorie Taylor Greene’s committee assignments, because he wouldn’t want her to be accountable for all the bigoted remarks and conspiracy theories she’s spread online (probably because she’s a kindred spirit).
- February 25th, 2021: Biggs votes against HR 5, the latest version of the Equality Act, that would provide workplace protections for LGBTQ Americans.
- March 3rd, 2021: Rep. Biggs votes against HR 1, a bill created to prevent the corruption of money in politics, and protect voter access to the ballot box.
- March 3rd, 2021: Andy Biggs votes against the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2021.
- March 10th, 2021: Biggs votes against the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, because she feels people deserve to die in poverty during a pandemic.
- March 17th, 2021: Rep. Biggs is one of 172 Republicans who choose to vote against the re-authorization of the Violence Against Women Act, likely because they feel the 2nd Amendment remaining absolute is more important than preventing people with a history of domestic abuse from owning a firearm (which statistics show, makes them more likely to use those firearms against women in their lives).
- March 17th, 2021: Biggs is one of twelve Republicans who pick a side to have rooted for in the failed coup attempt on 1/6/21 and votes against awarding Congressional gold medals to members of the Capitol Police who bravely defended members of Congress during the attack.
We noted in our original profile on Biggs in 2020 that there was no indication that Andy Biggs plans on veering from the path he’s been on, as he’s become more of a white nationalist all the time, appearing publicly at speaking engagements with extremists from the right as radical as Laura Loomer (banned from Twitter, Uber, Lyft, etc.) and Christopher Farrell, (banned from Fox News for continuously spreading anti-Semitic conspiracy theories about George Soros).
So we can’t say we were shocked when after he continuously used social media to promote Donald Trump’s “Big Lie” about the 2020 election, that Andy Biggs was named as one of two Arizona Congressman who was linked directly to the organizers of the “Stop the Steal” rally, appearing at their events, and after Trump supporters stormed the Capitol hoping to overturn the 2020 electoral votes being counted, he has gone on record trying to blame the violence on “Antifa”.
His own brothers are calling for his removal from office for spreading lies about election fraud, and were disgusted to see footage of him during the Capitol attack refusing to wear a mask during a pandemic while packed into a room with other members of Congress. The fact that he voted against awarding medals to the members of the Capitol Police who fought back against the mob tells you everything you need to know about how he feels about the failed coup attempt.
Arizona’s 5th Congressional District currently has a +15 Republican lean, which he underperformed, getting only 59% of the vote in 2020. It will be interesting to see if someone in the Arizona GOP tries to defeat Biggs from his left in a primary in 2022 because of his seditious activities… or for that matter, if he avoids any jail time for aiding the attempted insurrection.
One Year Ago, May 22nd, 2019: Andy Biggs (AZ)… Original Profile
Two Years Ago, May 22nd, 2019: Bob Nonini (ID)
Three Years Ago, May 22nd, 2018: Corey Stewart (VA)… 2018 Update
Four Years Ago, May 22nd, 2017: Corey Stewart (VA)… Original Profile
Five Years Ago, May 22nd, 2016: Dennis Hedke (KS)
Six Years Ago, May 22nd, 2015: John Ludlow (OR)