Representative Andy Biggs reacts to bombs, border wall

Posted at 6:20 PM, Apr 13, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-13 22:08:24-04

An Arizona Republican congressman thinks President Trump should seek approval from Capitol Hill before taking more military action in Syria.
ABC15 interviewed Rep. Andy Biggs, R-Gilbert, just hours after President Trump ordered a massive bomb to be dropped on Afghanistan Thursday, and one week after a missile strike on Syria.

"I believe he should have come to Congress," Biggs said. "I don't believe you can do anything else to advance that kind of activity until you come to Congress and ask for a declaration of war."
Biggs is a member of the conservative Freedom Caucus, which helped torpedo Republican's health care reform package. Biggs said he's sticking with his campaign promise to fully repeal Obamacare.
"If you did a straight repeal, premiums would drop immediately," Biggs said.

He says other reforms like creating "high-risk pools" for people with pre-existing conditions would be necessary to keep health insurance affordable and accessible.
In Washington Biggs said he's meeting with Tohono O'odham representatives about the border wall. Their nations runs 75 miles along the border with Mexico.

"They do not want that border wall," Biggs said.

Biggs says he's hoping to find a compromise.

"They would like those border crossings improved and made better; they would like transportation infrastructure that works," Biggs said.

Watch our extended interview with Biggs in the player below.