AUSTIN, Texas — Republican State Representative Kyle Biedermann (R-Fredericksburg), who last month filed a bill to have Texas secede from the Union and who once dressed up as “Gay Hitler”, has been caught on film standing with the violent mob as they attacked the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, leaving five people dead and 140 people injured.
Rep. Biedermann has not been forthcoming about his whereabouts during the riot, stating only that he was at the Save America Rally in D.C. earlier that day. He has flat out ignored public information requests for his government email communications regarding the incident.
Rep. Biederman was not the only Texas official at Trump’s Jan. 6 rally in D.C., which many believe incited the violence that took place at the Capitol. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton appeared on the stage with his wife, State Sen. Angela Paxton (R-Dallas), in which he encouraged supporters to “keep fighting” shortly before they went and attacked the Capitol.
Texas Democratic Party Gilberto Hinojosa issued a statement:
“Unlike our Democratic leaders, Texas Republicans continue to make headlines not for their legislation to help Texans, but for entertaining the extremist right’s fairytale of secession and for conspiring with seditionists to overtake our American Democratic process by force. This is what an attempted coup looks like. Now, footage has come to light showing that Republican Congressman Kyle Biedermann was actually part of the mob that stormed our nation’s Capitol on January 6.
“The Republican Party is no longer the party for conservative values; it has become a safe haven for violent extremists and Texans will not stand for it. We must vote out Bidermann, Cruz, Paxton and Abbott so that Texas can once again become a respected legislative powerhouse for progress.”