Biggs: Dems Impeachment Hearing Witnesses Came In With “Preconceived Biases”

House Freedom Caucus Chairman Rep. Andy Biggs, R-Arizona, says all three democratic witnesses testifying before the House Judiciary Committee came in with preconceived bias. (screenshot)

House Freedom Caucus Chairman Rep. Andy Biggs, R-Arizona, told his colleagues on the House Judiciary Committee that the impeachment hearing didn’t have three fact witnesses but instead professors with “preconceived biases” against President Donald Trump.

“One of my colleagues wondered how this panel could opine as to whether the president committed a criminal offense,” said Biggs, referring to the witnesses. “The answer quite frankly is because you came in with a preconceived notion. You already made that determination.”

He gave an example, pointing out that during the testimony several of the professors referenced the July 25 phone call between President Donald Trump and Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky. He noted that the professors stated that Trump asked Zelensky, “I would like you to do me a favor.”

“But that is inaccurate,” noted Biggs. And then he read the transcript to the witnesses.

“I would like you to do us a favor though, cause our country has been through a lot,” read Biggs from President Trump’s summary of the phone conversation.

He noted Trump was talking about “the country…that’s what he’s talking about.”

“It’s audacious to say he’s using the royal ‘we’,” referencing earlier testimony of the witnesses. “And I’ll just tell you when you come in with a preconceived notion. It becomes obvious.”