Rep. Adam Kinzinger Engages in Some Delusional, Wishful Thinking on Trump, Jan. 6 Committee

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As you already know, Democrats and anti-Trump Republicans like Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) have been putting their hopes on the left’s House Select Jan. 6 Committee, which is ostensibly designed to get to the bottom of what led to the riot at the U.S. Capitol building on that day. It’s one of the few weapons Democrats have, since they have little to run on.


Rep. Kinzinger, who is on his way out of Congress, has been using the last days of his stint in the legislature to oppose the Orange Man What Is Bad™. His PAC has supported a number of Democrats running against Republicans who question the outcome of the 2020 presidential elections. But now, he appears to be under the flawed impression that the committee will squash all questions of what happened two years ago, when all is said and done.

During a Sunday appearance on ABC’s “This Week,” Kinzinger said:

Our mandate is to tell the American people the truth, come up with fixes. I know that my kid and I know that the craziest conspiracy theories kid in 10 years is going to believe that it was Donald Trump that started January 6. So all these conspiracies today will go away largely because of the work we’ve done.

When host George Stephanopoulos asked if the committee will make a criminal referral, Kinzinger hemmed and hawed a bit:

Look, again, I think the question of criminal referral really doesn’t have much of a point because DOJ is moving forward anyway. It’s not a mandate, but I think we’re certainly going to address that issue, and we’ll have more to come on that when we make that decision but regardless, it looks like DOJ has already begun this investigation.


I’ve got some bad news for Kinzinger – the Democrats’ House Select Committee will do nothing to erase questions about the result of the 2020 race. Very few Americans actually take these proceedings seriously. Indeed, most – including Democrats – believe it to be a politically-motivated circus designed to politically damage Trump, in a way that prevents him from running for president again in 2024.

The reason the committee is even in the news at this point is that everyone knows it is entering into its last days. If and when the GOP retakes the House, the committee will go the way of CNN Plus. This means House Democrats must make a last-ditch effort to use whatever means they have to smear the former president, which was the whole reason they started it in the first place. Unfortunately for them, Americans are far more focused on the price of gas and groceries than they are on what happened on Jan. 6, 2021.


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