Losing Arizona: Is Rep. Leo Biasiucci an Insurrectionist?

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By Bree Burkitt

March 10, 2021

This is part of a series from The Copper Courier highlighting the Arizona legislators involved in the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection or the events leading up to it. Read the rest here.

Rep. Leo Biasiucci is a native of Lake Havasu. He attended the University of Arizona before taking over his family’s business, the Mohave Traffic Survival School. He was elected to represent District 5, which stretches from Lake Havasu City to the Arizona-Utah border, in 2018. 

Contributions to the Insurrection

Biasiucci was one of the Republicans who attended an unofficial November daylong hearing at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Phoenix where Trump lawyers Rudy Giuliani and Jenna Ellis continuously made unsubstantiated claims of widespread fraud in Arizona’s election.

He also signed on to a letter to Congress asking lawmakers to accept 11 “alternate” electoral votes for Trump or to have all of the state’s electoral votes “nullified completely until a full forensic audit can be conducted.”

Following the insurrection, Biasiucci curbed his admonishment of the rioters who stormed the Capitol by criticizing Democrats who supported protests advocating for police reform. 

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In the weeks since the insurrection, Biasiucci has backed a number of bills that could make voting harder for Arizonans, including one that would make it a felony to send an absentee ballot to anyone not on the Permanent Early Voting List. Voting advocates argue this will make it harder for individuals in prison and those seriously ill to cast their vote.

He is up for re-election in 2022.

Biasiucci isn’t alone. See the others who played a role in the insurrection.




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