Pelosi appoints Kinzinger to January 6th committee

Nancy Pelosi, Adam Kinzinger

Pelosi appoints Kinzinger to Jan 6th committee. Second GOP critic of Trump on the committee.

Where: Washington, DC

The Facts

▪ On Sunday, House Speaker, Nancy Pelosi, appointed a second republican critic of Donald Trump, Representative Adam Kinzinger, to the January 6th investigatory committee.

▪ Kinzinger stated he “humbly accepted” the appointment even as the GOP leadership boycotted the inquiry.

▪ In a statement, Pelosi said Kinzinger, an Illinois Republican, will bring “great patriotism to the committee’s mission: to find the facts and protect our Democracy.”

▪ Kinzinger is the second Republican on the committee along with Representative Liz Cheney of Wyoming.

▪ The two were among the 10 House Republicans to vote for Trump’s second impeachment and the only two Republicans to vote to form the special committee.

▪ In a statement, Kinzinger said, “For months, I have said that the American people deserve transparency and truth on how and why thousands showed up to attack our democracy.”

▪ Earlier, House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy said the GOP would not participate in the committee after Pelosi rejected two of his nominees.

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