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2 AZ congressmen were at White House the day of a meeting to make plans for Jan. 6

Two Arizona congressmen were at the White House the day of a meeting to make plans for Jan. 6, according to the House Select Committee reviewing the Capitol insurrection.

Republicans Andy Biggs and Paul Gosar have not responded publicly to the committee’s latest hearing on Tuesday.

Biggs and Gosar’s names came from a White House visitor log of Dec. 21, 2020.

An email to schedule a meeting that day sent by another GOP congressman had Jan. 6 in the subject line.

Biggs was subpoenaed by the committee months ago.

Former Arizona Congressman Jim Kolbe signed a letter urging Biggs to answer questions under oath.

“No, we've received no response to that. I didn’t really expect we would get a response. But we’ve urged those members to testify before the committee and give their side of it. Tell the American people exactly what happened,” said Kolbe.

Kolbe also said the committee has done a commendable service by putting together a clear timeline outlining Trump’s involvement in Jan. 6.  

Arizona has at least been mentioned in nearly all of the seven hearings the committee has held so far.

The committee on Tuesday cited past testimony by state House Speaker Rusty Bowers. 

Kolbe said Georgia and Arizona have gotten the most attention during the hearings.

“Partly, in the case of Arizona, because the effort was ongoing after Jan. 6, after Jan. 20, with the audit,” he said. 

The Arizona Senate’s partisan review of ballots cast in Maricopa County in 2020 found no evidence of widespread voter fraud.

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Matthew Casey has won Edward R. Murrow awards for hard news and sports reporting since he joined KJZZ as a senior field correspondent in 2015.