Two GOP lawmakers latest targets of left-wing lawfare

The jury is still out on whether the lawfare waged against former President Donald Trump is proving effective in the run-up to the 2024 election, but Democrats appear to be ready to extend the strategy of weaponizing public offices to target political opponents.

This development could have far-reaching implications for the political landscape.

In Arizona, U.S. Reps. Andy Biggs and Paul Gosar have reportedly been subpoenaed in an investigation of efforts to overturn the state’s 2020 election results — the Republican lawmakers are seen as staunch Trump allies.

More from Politico:

There is no indication that Arizona Attorney General Kris Mayes, who is leading the probe, is considering bringing criminal charges against either lawmaker. And it’s unclear whether Mayes has insisted on enforcing the subpoenas against the lawmakers, who may have legal bases to resist testifying.

But the subpoenas themselves — in conjunction with a series of other aggressive recent moves — show that Mayes, a Democrat, has cast a far wider net in her probe than previously understood.


The political news outlet reported that Mayes “appears to be nearing a decision on whether to ask the grand jury to issue indictments in the case,” which would make her the fourth state or local Democratic prosecutor “to bring criminal charges over the efforts by Trump and his allies to submit fake electors in states that Joe Biden won.”

“Biggs, the chairman of the conservative House Freedom Caucus in 2020 and 2021, and Gosar were among the most vocal congressional supporters of Trump’s efforts to overturn Biden’s victory in Arizona,” Politico reported. “Both tried to challenge the state’s presidential electors on Jan. 6, 2021, when Congress met to certify the results of the Electoral College. Gosar was mounting that challenge at the same moment a pro-Trump mob broke into the Capitol and halted proceedings.”

Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis criminally charged Trump and more than a dozen co-defendants for allegedly trying to overturn the election in Georgia — Willis remains on the case, even though she was involved in a scandalous love affair with the man she hired to help prosecute Trump. Republican electors in Michigan and Nevada have also been indicted.

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