August 26, 2020 Press Releases

Release: Biggs Batting Zero On Facts

For Immediate Release
Wednesday, August 26, 2020
Contact: Matt Grodsky, mgrodsky@azdem.org

Release: Biggs Batting Zero On Facts

PHOENIX – Even as news breaks that the Centers for Disease Control was pressured by the Trump Administration to change testing guidelines, Arizona Republican Rep. Andy Biggs is off to the races again on Twitter promoting the false theory that masks do not slow the spread of COVID-19 and linking to an article that does not make that definitive conclusion.

This isn’t a first for Biggs, who wrote an op-ed in June that claimed “Tyrannical governments have issued mandates that everyone in virtually every place wear masks.”

mountain of evidence shows that wearing masks can help slow the spread of COVID-19. But Biggs has been no friend to the facts since the virus gained a foothold in the U.S. And he’s been no friend to his constituents.

Biggs voted against every COVID relief bill, he pushed for the premature re-opening of Arizona’s economy and Arizona schools, and he has called for Dr. Fauci to be fired. Recently Biggs touted bogus medication as a cure for COVID-19.

“Biggs has shown a total disregard for facts and the well-being of Arizonans,” said Matt Grodsky, Arizona Democratic Party spokesman, “Voters in CD5 are looking for a competent leader who puts facts before fallacies. Look no further, that leader is Joan Greene.”