Representative Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) isn’t running for re-election, but he’s also not quitting the Republican Party, and has promised to continue working throughout his term to ensure that justice is done with regard to the January 6th attack. However, he has a very clear view on who needs to be removed from the proverbial ‘room,’ and it isn’t him.
Representative Matt Gaetz (R-FL) and news commentator Lou Dobbs discussed the January 6th Committee and the censure of Representatives Liz Cheney (R-WY) and Adam Kinzinger during a recent podcast episode. Gaetz criticized not only Cheney and Kinzinger (for “target[ing] Americans [and] colleagues in Congress..”) but other Republicans like House Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (for disagreeing with the decision to censure), and Dobbs suggested that Kinzinger and Cheney shouldn’t even be members or the Republican party.
.@RepMattGaetz: "Mitch McConnell […] actually rebuked the RNC's censure of Cheney and Kinzinger. How should the base of our movement think about these Republicans?"
Lou Dobbs: "Kinzinger and Cheney should not even be in the Republican party." (Video: "Firebrand" podcast) pic.twitter.com/wE6OJmAX0Y
— The Hill (@thehill) February 20, 2022
Kinzinger isn’t phased, though. He says that regardless of what Gaetz and Dobbs think about whether he “should” bea Republican in Congress, he is, and he believes it’s Gaetz and others like him who won’t be welcome in the party soon.
Ya. But we are. And I think that in the future, people like you will be kicked out of the room, and told to never come back. https://t.co/q94nkKrr3A
— Adam Kinzinger (@AdamKinzinger) February 20, 2022
“I think that in the future, people like you will be kicked out of the room and told to never come back.”
As the January 6th Committee gets closer to the public hearings that are expected to begin in the Spring, the sect of Republicans that are fighting to discredit and stop the investigation seems to be getting more desperate, with increased attacks on the two Republican members of the Committee, and plans to stage a takeover of the Committee when and if their party takes control of the House.
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