Representative Andy Biggs, R-Ariz., Appeared on Saturday’s “Fox Report” to discuss the state of the next coronavirus stimulus bill and to react to the diagnosis of colleague Arizona Rep. Raul Grijalva with the virus.
“We are a bit in the dark, too, as members of Congress because it was done essentially with the White House and right now with the speaker and Senate minority leader,” Biggs said of the discussions on the proposed incentives. “And basically they put us in a kind of waiting and waiting state that we care about […] they will inform us when we have to return within 24 hours. “
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The MP said that the White House and democratic leaders have resolved issues such as tax exemptions on wages, the protection of civil liability and unemployment benefits.
Biggs also reacted to Grijalva, D-Ariz., Testing positive for the coronavirus and his statement by criticizing Republicans on how they responded to the pandemic.
“This week has shown that there are some members of Congress who are unable to take this crisis seriously,”
Biggs expressed his “best wishes” to his fellow MP, saying: “I hope that he will recover quickly and that he will not suffer much discomfort and part of the seriousness that can result from this virus”.
The republican also contested the Democrat over his statement.
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“I tell you, there is no one in the capital who took this virus for granted or malaise,” said Biggs.
“We have seen, over the past few weeks, many more people trying to make sure they walk away socially, wear masks, etc., so this has changed. But I can tell you, for example, some people who came out with COVID … I don’t think everyone travels in the same group that Representative Grijalva was traveling in, “Biggs said. “And so, I don’t think we should make this a political statement. I think what we should do is talk about how we can improve this situation.”
The Associated Press contributed to this report.