Kinzinger open to issuing subpoenas for members of Congress, including McCarthy

Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill., appeared on ABC's 'This Week' Sunday.

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Rep. Adam Kinzinger said he supports issuing subpoenas to anyone who has information about the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol and what action former Pres. Donald Trump took—even members of his own party, including House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy.

Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill., appeared on ABC's 'This Week' Sunday.

Jonathan Karl interviews Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill., on"This Week.."Bloomberg via Getty Imagessupports issuing subpoenasto anyone who has information about the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol and what action former President Donald Trump took -- even members of his own party, including House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy.

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"I would support subpoenas to anybody that can shed light on that, if that's the leader that's the leader," Kinzinger told ABC"This Week" co-anchor Jonathan Karl."Anybody with parts of that information, with inside knowledge, can probably expect to be talking to the committee."

"I would expect to see a significant number of subpoenas for a lot of people," Kinzinger added.MORE: Key takeaways from Jan. 6 hearing: Powerful testimony counters revisionist historyKinzinger, R-Ill., said that while some members of Congress attempt to brush off the events of Jan. 6 because it's"politically inconvenient," the committee is determined to get a full account of the truth.

"If anybody's scared of this investigation I ask you one question, what are you afraid of? I mean, either you're afraid of being discovered, of having some culpability in it or, you know what? If you -- if you think it wasn't a big deal, then you should allow this to go forward," he said.

Kinzinger and Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., are the only two Republicans appointed by Speaker Nancy Pelosi to the House select committee spearheading the investigation into the Jan. 6 insurrection. The panel held its first hearing Tuesday, with emotional witness testimony from

four police officerswho responded to the attack.The committee plans to meet on Zoom during the August recess to plan next steps, including issuing"quite a few" subpoenas, Chairman Bennie Thompson, R-Miss., said on Friday. He added that staffers will meet with Justice Department officials next week and members have requested a meeting with Attorney General Merrick Garland.

"This cannot continue to be a partisan fight," Kinzinger said during Tuesday's hearing."I'm a conservative, but in order to heal from the damage caused that day, we need to call out the facts. It is time to stop the outrage and the conspiracies that fuel the violence and division in this country and -- most importantly -- we need to reject those that promote it."

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Karl pressed Kinzinger on how the committee intends to enforce subpoenas on fellow members of Congress if they refuse to comply."I intend, at least, on the committee, to get to a full accounting of the truth," Kinzinger responded."And if somebody thinks that they can stand up and use -- maneuvers to try to string this investigation out and hope that people lose interest -- at least me, and I know the other members of the committee, are determined that we are going to get to that answer."

"So it may cost you a lot in legal fees to try to resist, but we're going to get to that answer," Kinzinger continued.Karl also asked Kinzinger whether the committee would subpoena the former president."It seems clear that you would want to talk to Donald Trump himself, am I right?" Karl asked.

"We may not even have to talk to Donald Trump to get the information," Kinzinger responded."There were tons of people around him."The Republican House Leadership held a press conference an hour ahead of the hearing on Tuesday where members tried to blame Pelosi for the attack on the Capitol.

"The American people deserve to know the truth that Nancy Pelosi bears responsibility as speaker of the House for the tragedy that occurred on January 6th," Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-N.Y., said.Karl asked Kinzinger about it Sunday."They protected Donald Trump from blame here and they're blaming Nancy Pelosi for the fact that Trump supporters invaded the Capitol, and -- including her office. Can you explain to me what they're talking about?" Karl asked.

Kinzinger called Stefanik's comments"insane." Read more: ABC News »

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jonkarl How about subpoenas for nancy pelosi so she can testify why she refused 10,000 national guard troops and tell us what security briefings she had prior to 6 jan jonkarl I would the to hear from Leader Pelosi..... jonkarl US🇺🇸political landscape is chaotic. I want to know who held the Maryland national guard back from responding. It was someone at the DOD, perhaps at Trump's orders.

Trump, McCarthy, & some witnesses who were at the White House should be subpoenaed. Now let me understand Republicans blame Democrats onBLM and everything that was going on in America when trump was president and when he talked to his supporters on January 6 Republicans don't want to do anything as if it nothing happened

Read January 6th, 2021 political prisoners and their family and government tyranny Subpoena the FBI. accountability AdamKinzinger is an honorable man. Only Republican I can stomach these days....

Collins criticizes Jan. 6 panel as 'partisan,' Kinzinger says Trump may not need to testifyRep. Adam Kinzinger, one of the GOP members of the House's January 6 committee, leaned into the idea Rep. Kevin McCarthy may be subpoenaed. Sure Susan. 🙄 I don’t care what she thinks! She has successfully made her opinions completely irrelevant

No shit. Back it up with jail, if they refuse. Why should it be any different for them than it is for US? Treason... all of them. Exactly DO IT!!!!! Yeah, now follow-through. That is the reason Nancy chose him! Good. He should be kicked off the party Vote HIM Out!!

Kinzinger Supports Subpoenas for McCarthy and Jordan in Capitol Attack Investigation“If anybody is scared of this investigation, I ask you one question, ‘What are you afraid of?’ ” Kinzinger, one of two Republicans on the House select committee asked Gym must be shitting in his shorts. Hell, subpoena Democrats, too. They don't care. They don't have anything to hide about January 6th. 👍👍👍

Kinzinger: 'Significant amount' of subpoenas likely in Jan. 6 probeRep. Adam Kinzinger indicated the select House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack would use its subpoena power to compel “a lot of people” to testify 目的是在企图防止特朗普再赢得2024总统大选吗?看来如此 So this will just be a repeat of a clown show like both of the impeachments were Am I the only person who is exceedingly impatient for them to get this moving now, please. So damn tired of waiting for consequences for the shit show of the past five years.

Cheney and Kinzinger: The latest turncoat Republicans the media suddenly lovesThe press find a new found respect for formerly despised Republicans like Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger who defy party lines. What crap is this? These two are among the most conservative in congress and are defending democracy - try it Another busy week. No time for Golf. This man is at an unreal level. Thank you President Biden

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