Arizona’s House Speaker Rusty Bowers arrives for a House select committee hearing investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol as it continues to reveal its findings of a year-long investigation, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, June 21, 2022. Walking behind Bowers is Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger.

Patrick Semansky, Associated Press

Arizona House Speaker Rusty Bowers testified in front the Jan. 6 committee Tuesday that former President Donald Trump, Trump’s attorney Rudy Giuliani and Rep. Andy Biggs, R-Ariz., all reached out to him about not going forward with certifying the 2020 election.

Bowers, a Latter-day Saint and Republican who represents a district in Mesa, said he supported Trump in the 2020 election but that President Joe Biden won the state. He said he got a call from the White House one Sunday and that Giuliani and Trump wanted to speak with him. Bowers said he was asked to hold an official hearing and told that there was a legal theory that states could remove the electors for Biden.

“I said, that’s totally new to me,” Bowers recalled saying in response. “I’ve never heard of any such thing.”

Bowers said on multiple occasions he asked for evidence of fraud, like the names of people who Trump’s team alleged voted in Arizona despite being dead or in the country illegally, but that evidence never came.

He said he was being asked to do something “that is counter to my oath when I swore to the Constitution to uphold it.”

“It is a tenant of my faith that the Constitution is divinely inspired,” Bowers said. “For me to do that …read more

Source:: Deseret News – Utah News


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