If her intentions weren’t already obvious, this move from Nancy Pelosi leaves no doubts:
Her ultra-partisan Jan. 6 committee is nothing but a political witch hunt formed solely for the purpose of punishing Former President Donald Trump and his allies.
It was announced recently that the crazed House Speaker offered GOP Rep. Adam Kinzinger a seat on the select committee to investigate the Jan 6. protests. This moves comes after House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy pulled his GOP picks after Pelosi vetoed his America First selections.
Upon hearing the news, Kinzinger quickly released a statement thanking Pelosi, saying the House Speaker “brings great patriotism to the committee’s mission: to find the facts and protect our democracy.”
— Adam Kinzinger (@RepKinzinger) July 25, 2021
It was unclear whether she would name additional Republicans. Earlier in the day, Pelosi was interviewed on ABC’s “This Week” and said that other Republicans also had expressed interest in working on the panel.
Kinzinger, 43, is an Air Force veteran and an outspoken critic of Trump. He was one of seven House Republicans who voted to impeach Trump earlier this year on a charge of inciting an insurrection at the Capitol.
He now joins fellow Republican lawmaker Liz Cheney on the panel as it prepares to hold its first hearing this week.
Pelosi has already appointed Democratic members of the committee, along with Cheney.
Kinzinger and Cheney, who was ousted from a House leadership position after she criticized Trump, were not on his list.
The events on Jan. 6 were deadly, but conspicuous events leading up it have come into question. Specifically, Pelosi and the D.C. Mayor’s decision to forgo bolstered security from the National Guard. Or the orders from Captiol Police giving protestors free reign of the Capitol building. Or the Capitol Police officer who was seen on video fatally shooting a Trump supporter in close range.
Biden’s DOJ has ruled that the suspected officer responsible for the murder of Ashli Babbitt will not face criminal charges.
One of the Republican lawmakers rejected by Pelosi, Representative Jim Banks, said on “Fox News Sunday” that the House speaker rejected him and fellow Republican Jim Jordan because she “does not want to hear the other side” of events in the Jan. 6 attack.
Author: Asa McCue