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Ali Alexander has claimed that Reps. Andy Biggs, Mo Brooks, and Paul Gosar helped him plan the January 6 event that preceded the siege of the Capitol.
The organizer behind the rally that preceded the siege of the Capitol said three GOP congressman, Reps. Andy Biggs, Mo Brooks, and Paul Gosar helped him plan last week's event.

Biggs and Brooks denied helping Ali Alexander, and a spokesperson for Gosar declined a request for comment.

"We four schemed up of putting maximum pressure on Congress while they were voting," Alexander said.

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Ali Alexander, the organizer behind the "Stop the Steal" movement, said three Republican congressmen helped him plan the January 6 rally that preceded the armed insurrection at the Capitol that left five dead.

Alexander said Reps. Andy Biggs, Mo Brooks, and Paul Gosar helped him plan the event that occurred as Congress was getting ready to certify the electoral vote for President-elect Joe Biden, The Washington Post reported.

"We four schemed up of putting maximum pressure on Congress while they were voting," Alexander said in a since-deleted Periscope video.

He added to The Post that the plan was to "change the hearts and the minds of Republicans who were in that body, hearing our loud roar from outside."

A spokeswoman for Gosar told Insider: "The Congressman has no comment at this time."

Daniel Stefanski, spokesperson for Rep. Andy Biggs told Insider that Alexander's claims were "absolutely false."

"Congressman Biggs is not aware of hearing of or meeting Mr. Alexander at any point — let alone working with him to organize some part of a planned protest on January 6. He did not have any contact with protesters or rioters, nor did he ever encourage or foster the rally or protests on January 6,"…
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