Russell "Rusty" Bowers (born October 20, 1952) is an American politician and the current Speaker of the Arizona House of Representatives.

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Bowers refused to cooperate with the attempts to overturn the 2020 United States presidential election by publicly stating that there was no evidence of election fraud that would mandate rejection of the results of the 2020 United States presidential election in Arizona.

Bowers refused to act on Trump’s request: In a December 2020 statement, he said Trump’s team “presented only theories” of election fraud rather than hard evidence, and argued state lawmakers didn’t have the legal authority to “nullify the people’s vote.”

As the House January 6 panel turns its attention to the Trump campaign’s push to overturn its state-level losses, lawmakers Tuesday will hear from Arizona House Speaker Rusty Bowers (R), a Trump backer who bucked his party by refusing to toss out Biden’s victory.

A painter and sculptor by trade, Bowers served in the Arizona legislature on and off starting in the early 1990s, became the Arizona House’s top Republican in 2019 and campaigned for former President Donald Trump throughout 2020.

After Trump lost in Arizona, his lawyers Rudy Giuliani and Jenna Ellis urged the state’s GOP-controlled legislature to override the results and declare Trump the winner, Bowers said in a statement at the time, part of a nationwide gambit.

The House January 6 committee is unveiling the results of its months-long investigation into the Capitol riot over a series of public hearings, with a focus on Trump’s push to stay in office despite losing his reelection bid. 

During this push, Bowers spoke on the phone with Trump at least twice, he told the Associated Press, and he reportedly got an email from Ginni Thomas—Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas’ wife—urging him to choose a “clean slate of Electors” (Bowers told the Arizona Republic that Trump “never threatened me”).

Trump’s attorney John Eastman called Bowers two days before the January 6 riot and encouraged him to hold a vote to decertify Biden’s win in Arizona, a request Bowers believed would violate his oath of office, he told the January 6 committee Tuesday.