House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was "flat-out not telling the truth" when she said the facts leading to President Donald Trump's impeachment are not contested, Rep.Andy Biggs said Thursday after her announcement that there is "no choice" but to move forward.
"The facts are highly contested here, and we have not had fact witnesses in the committee of jurisdiction that will be marking up articles of impeachment," the Arizona Republican told Fox News' "America's Newsroom." "If this really is an exigent circumstance, why did we take off all the time in August, September, October, November, with no action on impeachment or investigation?"
He noted that professor Jonathan Turley, when testifying Wednesday before the House Judiciary Committee, called the evidence "flimsy" and said moving forward with it will undermine the notion of impeachment in the future.
"That's where they're going and this is just flat out a political move on the part of the speaker and the Democrats," said Biggs.
Biggs also asked why there were days taken in the middle of the investigation, because if it is the right remedy.
"How about declassifying the inspector general of the intelligence community's testimony?" said Biggs. "That's classified. How about letting us have fact witnesses in the Judiciary Committee itself where we get a chance to go through and rehash some of this stuff and expand and bring in some of our witnesses that we would like to have testify? What we're doing is seeing a rush to impeachment at this point and it's being done in a manner that's not providing process."
Biggs also said he thinks Democrats will bring in information from special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation to push for obstruction of justice charges.
Meanwhile, Biggs said he actually thought Democrats would back away from impeachment, as the polling data was "cratering."
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