Arizona House Speaker Rusty Bowers, a Republican, told the Jan. 6 Committee that Rudy Giuliani and former President Trump were asking him for things that go “against my oath,” specifically to remove electors of President Biden.
“I said, that’s totally new to me. I’ve never heard of any such thing,” Bowers told the committee during his testimony as he recounted the moment.
“I said look, you are asking me to do something that is counter to my oath when I swore to the Constitution to uphold it, and I also swore to the Constitution and the laws of the state of Arizona,” Bowers said. “This is totally foreign as an idea or a theory, to me, and I would never do anything of such magnitude without deep consultation with qualified attorneys.”
He also said Giuliani never provided evidence of voting fraud and Bowers refused to allow the hearing because he didn’t want to be part of “the circus” and didn’t “want to be used as a pawn.”
Today’s hearings are focusing on the Trump campaign to pressure state-level officials to overturn the 2020 election results.
It’s staggering to hear how just a few individuals stood up to Trump and saved democracy.