C-SPAN Anchor Calmly Shuts Down MAGA Rep’s False Jan. 6 Claim


Far-right Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ) attempted to claim on Friday that nobody has been tried and prosecuted for sedition in the Jan. 6 Capitol attack, only for a C-SPAN anchor to coolly fact-check his obviously false claim.

Taking calls from viewers during an appearance on C-SPAN’s Washington Journal, a rite of passage for guests of the program, the MAGA lawmaker was soon grilled by callers over former President Donald Trump’s promise to pardon Capitol rioters.

“Trump wants to pardon the traitors that have been convicted of seditious conspiracy? Come on! What the hell’s wrong with you Republicans?!” one caller from Oregon exclaimed.


“I appreciate the call, and I’m not sure I understand what you’re saying, but I think you’re talking about the former president saying if he gets elected he’d issue some pardons or clemency to some of the people arrested and prosecuted on Jan. 6,” Biggs answered.

“Not all were convicted of seditious treason. In fact, none were! So that’s important to understand,” he confidently declared. “The second thing I would say is that many of them were convicted of misdemeanor trespass. And I think that’s important to understand as well.”

The next caller, meanwhile, continued to grill Biggs over his sympathetic attitude towards the insurrection and the MAGA rioters behind it. In this instance, the viewer from Mississippi asked if those who “conspired” with Trump and ex-Justice Department official Jeffrey Clark should be “held accountable,” further wondering why Biggs requested his own pardon following the riots.