- The organizer behind the rally, which preceded the siege of the Capitol, said that three congressmen from the Civil Society, representatives. Andy Biggs, Mo Brooks and Paul Gossar helped him plan last week’s event.
- Biggs and Brooks refused to help Ali Alexander, and a Gosar spokesman declined to comment.
- “The four of us planned to put maximum pressure on Congress while they voted,” Alexander said.
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Ali Alexander, the organizer of the Stop Theft movement, said three Republican congressmen helped him plan a January 6 rally ahead of the Capitol uprising, which killed five people.
Alexander said the representatives. Andy Biggs, Mo Brooks and Paul Gossar helped him plan the event, which occurred as Congress prepared to certify the election of President-elect Joe Biden, according to The Washington Post.
“The four of us planned to put maximum pressure on Congress while they voted,”
He added to The Post that the plan was to “change the hearts and minds of Republicans who have been in this body by hearing our strong roar from outside.”
A Gosar spokeswoman told Insider: “The congressman has no comment at this time.”
Daniel Stefanski, a spokesman for Andy Biggs, told Insider that Alexander’s allegations were “absolutely untrue.”
“Congressman Biggs is not aware of a hearing or meeting with Mr. Alexander at any time – let alone work with him to organize any part of the planned January 6 protest. “He has had no contact with protesters or insurgents, nor has he ever encouraged or encouraged the rally or protests on January 6,” Stefanski said.
During the publication, Insider could not contact Brooks for comment, but said in an official statement from his office that he did not know that the siege of the Capitol would take place after he spoke at a rally prior to it.
“Besides, I spoke very early at the political rally. There was music, there was my speech, there was more music, then there were a number of speakers, and a few hours or so later, President Trump started talking,” Brooks said.
“I ask this question if my remarks were as inspiring as the Socialist Democrats and their False News allies want the public to believe, why didn’t the participants in the Trump rally, after my remarks, immediately get up and storm the Capitol?” in the statement.
On Jan. 6, Trump supporters violated the U.S. Capitol and clashed with law enforcement, suspending a joint session of Congress as lawmakers discussed the challenges to the election before certifying Biden’s election. Five people were killed, including a Capitol police officer and a woman shot dead by police.
One week later, the House of Representatives imputed President Donald Trump for “inciting an uprising” for his role in the armed uprising.
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Earlier, Trump made false and baseless allegations of voter fraud and falsely claimed that Vice President Mike Pence, who led the certification process in the joint session of Congress, could “invalidate” the votes and give him a second term.
Other Republicans, including Biggs, Brooks and Gosar, have also been investigated for their language, perpetuating Trump’s false story.
The Daily Beast reports that Alexander, a criminal who is growing in popularity to support and support Trump’s allegations of voter fraud, has since been banned by Twitter, several times last month suggesting he could resort to violence on 6 January if the votes were validated.
“We will persuade them not to certify the January 6 vote by marching hundreds of thousands, if not millions of patriots, to sit ass in DC and close this city, right?” Alexander said during a rally in Arizona. “And if we have to explore options then … ‘yet.’ More! “
Alexander took part in a rally the night before the certification vote and sang the song “Victory or Death!”
Gosar tagged Alexander in several Twitter posts the next morning calling on Biden to recognize the election (which he won by 7 million votes).
Gosar and Alexander also spoke at an event on December 19, reports The Post. After this event, Gosar called Alexander a “true patriot.” In addition, a video message from Biggs was released at the same event, where he said he and Brooks would challenge certification on Jan. 6.
Alexander calls Biggs a “friend” and a “hero.” Biggs told CNN that he appeared in the video only at the request of Gosar employees.
Alexander told The Post that he remained calm during the event and that his speeches mentioned peace but misrepresented it.
In a video he posted after the siege, he said, “I’m not giving up on that. I’m not condemning him.”
Azmi Harun contributed to this report.