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Kinzinger Says Jan 6th Committee Investigating Trump, Other GOP Colleagues ‘Possibly’ Responsible for Capitol Attack [VIDEO]

Kinzinger Says Jan 6th Committee Investigating Trump, Other GOP Colleagues ‘Possibly’ Responsible for Capitol Attack [VIDEO]

Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) made the rounds on the Sunday news shows, saying that “it’s possible” some of his GOP colleagues in Congress are “responsible” for the January 6th attack on the Capitol. But he added he’s not ready to “go to that point” yet, because he wants to “let the facts dictate it.”

Kinzinger and Vice Chair Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) are the only two Republicans sitting on the bipartisan panel, but that won’t prevent either of them from ruling out issuing subpoenas for sitting members of Congress or Donald Trump himself.

WASHINGTON, DC – SEPTEMBER 16: Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) questions witnesses during a House Committee on Foreign Affairs hearing looking into the firing of State Department Inspector General Steven Linick, on Capitol Hill on September 16, 2020 in Washington, DC (Photo by Kevin Dietsch-Pool/Getty Images)

Rep. Kinzinger told CNN’s Jake Tapper on Sunday that he isn’t prepared to say whether he believes Trump committed a crime, but that the House of Representatives committee should have “a pretty good idea” once its probe is over. “I don’t want to go there yet to say, ‘Do I believe he has [committed a crime]’? I think that’s obviously a pretty big thing to say. We want to know though, and I think we’ll — by the end of our investigation and by the time our report is out — have a pretty good idea,” Kinzinger remarked during CNN’s State of the Union. “We’ll be able to have out on the public record anything Justice Department needs maybe in pursuit of that.”

The congressman continued: “Nobody is above the law. And if [Trump] knowingly allowed what happened on January 6th to happen and, in fact, was giddy about it, and that violates a criminal statute, he needs to be held accountable for that.”

Several former Trump administration officials are currently facing a subpoena from the committee, including former Chief of Staff Mark Meadows; former senior advisers to the president Stephen Miller and Jason Miller; former White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany; Trump’s re-election campaign manager, Bill Stepien; and former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn.

Trump himself is among those who has been compelled to bring forward documents related to the investigation, after a judge denied the former president’s request to block the committee from seeing records related to the planning, execution and response to events on January 6th.

Watch Rep. Kinzinger on CNN, below.

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