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Rep. Biggs: 'Can't Imagine' Senate GOP Will OK Witnesses

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Rep. Andy Biggs, R-Ariz. (Matt York/AP)

By    |   Monday, 20 January 2020 01:09 PM EST

Rep. Andy Biggs, R-Ariz., who heads the House Freedom Caucus, said Monday he "can't imagine" Senate Republicans will agree to call in witnesses to testify during President Donald Trump's impeachment trial.

"The body itself is going to determine whether they're going to have witnesses," Biggs told Fox News' "America's Newsroom."

"I just can't imagine they're going to have witnesses, because, on its face, the articles that the House sent over are deficient."

Meanwhile, Biggs said he disagrees with contentions from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., that if Senate Republicans do not agree to have witnesses, they are covering up evidence.

"The real coverup was in the House when none of the Republican witnesses were ever allowed to be heard," Biggs said. "This is going to look a lot like the [Bill] Clinton 1999 impeachment."

The Senate, he added, is "going to take what the House did and give it a fair shake and a fair viewing to the public."

"Ultimately, this is a public issue," Biggs said. "I'm not sure anybody's ever going to be happy with an impeachment."

The congressman further speculated the trial will be over in about two weeks and, by the end of January, it "actually may be close to being finished."

"You have no direct evidence of any of the allegations," he added. "The only witnesses that publicly come forward they were allowed to testify – they said, that there was no bribery, no extortion – know basically pressure put on by the president and then the money gets disseminated.

This all means Trump will be eventually acquitted, Biggs said, which is "the result we've all known since this started congressman."

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