Rep. Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.) told Hill.TV's "Rising" on Wednesday that former FBI Director James ComeyJames Brien ComeyCountering the ongoing Republican delusion How Biden should sell his infrastructure bill 'Finally, infrastructure week!': White House celebrates T bill MORE should be prosecuted as part of any future cases involving the bureau's handling of the 2016 presidential election.
"My first line would be James Comey," Biggs, who sits on the House Judiciary Committee, told hosts Krystal Ball and Buck Sexton when asked who should be prosecuted.
"I think when you start looking at Mr. Comey, what you see is a guy who usurped Loretta Lynch in the Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonCountering the ongoing Republican delusion Republicans seem set to win the midterms — unless they defeat themselves Poll: Democracy is under attack, and more violence may be the future MORE investigation," Biggs continued, referring to the former attorney general and 2016 Democratic presidential nominee, respectively. "He manipulated the … state requirement in that investigation, then he carried it on over," he added.
“He leaked information, some of it was supposed to be classified, to a buddy for the purpose of leaking that to the media, to manipulate getting this investigation and the special counsel going," he said. “He is the guy that really pulled the ripcord on this thing."
“That just gives you a start of what he did and his bias against this president. He’s the first place I’d start," he said.
Republicans in the House and the Senate, specifically in the chambers' Judiciary committees, have called for investigations into the FBI's handling of the election.
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamGraham emerges as go-to ally for Biden's judicial picks This Thanksgiving, skip the political food fights and talk UFOs instead Biden move to tap oil reserves draws GOP pushback MORE (R-S.C.) suggested in a tweet on Sunday that he would like Comey to come before the committee for further questioning.
The developments come after Attorney General William Barr on Sunday said in a summary of special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) MuellerAn unquestioning press promotes Rep. Adam Schiff's book based on Russia fiction Senate Democrats urge Garland not to fight court order to release Trump obstruction memo Why a special counsel is guaranteed if Biden chooses Yates, Cuomo or Jones as AG MORE's investigation that no evidence of coordination or conspiracy between the Trump campaign and Moscow was discovered.
— Julia Manchester