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A House Republican who voted to impeach then-President Donald Trump and now serves on the House committee investigating the January 6, 2021 U.S. Capitol riots says federal authorities should prosecute those who defy the committee’s subpoenas, and that they should look at subpoenaing Trump.

Congressman Adam Kinzinger’s comments come after President Joe Biden publicly said the Justice Department should prosecute former Trump advisor Steve Bannon for refusing to provide testimony to the committee.

“The president has every right to signal,” Kinzinger tells CNN. “I think he has every right to make it clear where the administration stands. God knows, the prior administration every two hours was trying to signal to the Justice Department.”

Kinzinger then told CNN they are considering at what point to subpoena Trump himself, which would set off a legal showdown/

“If we subpoena, all of a sudden, the former president, we know that’s going to become kind of a circus,” said Kinziger. “That’s not necessarily something we want to do up front.”

Kinzinger and Wyoming Congressman Liz Cheney, who also voted to impeach Trump, are the only two Republican who chose to join the committee.

Kinzger, a leftist Illinois Republican with a long record of voting with Democrats on major issues, may be nearing the end of his political career.  Despite nearly a decade of compromising with Democrats, that state’s Democrat-controlled legislature appears ready to eliminate his congressional district.

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Michael Brigham has written for American Action News since the summer of 2019. His areas of expertise include foreign affairs, government, and politics, but regardless of the subject matter, he has a nose and an insatiable appetite for news. In his free time, he enjoys reading nonfiction, watching a mix of comedies and true crime documentaries, and spending time away from the swamp hiking in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains.

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Timothy Colbath
Timothy Colbath
1 month ago

I DARE YOU to put Trump on the stand. I double dog DARE YOU. If Pelosi wants to be identified as the reason it all happened the way it did – Let’s Go Brandon!

dave holt
dave holt
1 month ago

“Kinzinger floats”…as does…

David T
David T
1 month ago

F kinsinger

madmemere
madmemere
1 month ago
Reply to  David T

It is often said “Follow the money” – – personally I would LOVE to see “kunzsucker and dizzy lizzie” subpoenaed and “forced” to testify about “who” is “crossing their palms with silver” – – -paying them to, basically, commit TREASON; OH and how involved were they in commie pelosi’s Jan. 6th riotous circus act.

Bug D
Bug D
1 month ago

This BUM must be thrown out of office. He is a crooked RINO in every sense of the word.

Doris Lauter
Doris Lauter
1 month ago
Reply to  Bug D

A committee of all Trump HATERS investigating Trump? What could gowwrong?

Ken Kaiser
Ken Kaiser
1 month ago
Reply to  Doris Lauter

That’s the Democrat/Liberal definition of “fair”. SICKEST Bastards on the planet.
DEATH to ALL of the scumbags. The Sooner the Better.

Sailor
Sailor
1 month ago
Reply to  Bug D

Good news his dem buddies already have their knives posed over his back with the redistributing plan

Jerome Cassidy
Jerome Cassidy
1 month ago
Reply to  Bug D

And he’d Better have eyes in the back of his head.

Big Schlong
Big Schlong
1 month ago
Reply to  Jerome Cassidy

All the way!!! he should be confronted right in his face

Adonis
Adonis
1 month ago
Reply to  Bug D

He is done. Don’t you know? Illinois Democrats just redrew their Congressional districts lines and his district is gone. This is their way to thank him for being an useful idiot.

grin n bear it
grin n bear it
1 month ago
Reply to  Adonis

how dare you calling him an idiot,don’t you know, he served in the military as
intelligence officer

stu
stu
1 month ago
Reply to  grin n bear it

That’s one of the biggest oxymorons of all time: “Military Intelligence”.

AmFer
AmFer
1 month ago
Reply to  stu

With officers like Milley…what can go wrong!! The entire military forces need a deep cleansing

Francis A Fetcho
Francis A Fetcho
1 month ago
Reply to  grin n bear it

Military intelligence is an oxymoron.