Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) warned Republicans that by blocking the commission they may make the 1/6 investigation last until 2024.
Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) warns Republicans that by obstructing the 1/6 Commission they may force Speaker Pelosi to set up a Select Committee that could investigate the 1/6 attack through 2024. pic.twitter.com/UftkQQOdHe
— Sarah Reese Jones (@PoliticusSarah) May 23, 2021
Kinzinger said on Fox News Sunday, “My party to this point has said things like it was hugs and kisses. It was Antifa and BLM. It was anything, but what it was, a Trump-inspired insurrection on the Capitol and people deserve to hear the truth, and I think now if this thing fails, Nancy Pelosi will create a select committee and this thing could run until 2024.”
The legislation that Senate Republicans are rejecting is a bipartisan commission with power equally divided Democrats and Republicans. The commission would be made of non-elected officials who are not government employees.
Rep. Kinzinger was correct. If Senate Republicans reject the commission, they will be setting themselves up for a much worse outcome, but Republicans aren’t thinking about years down the road.
They are trying to win back majorities in the House and Senate in 2022, and they don’t want the truth about 1/6 to be revealed.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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