Published On: Sun, Aug 1st, 2021

Kinzinger: Jan. 6 Committee Could Subpoena House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy

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Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.), one of two Republicans on the select committee to investigate the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol breach, said he wants to issue subpoenas to anyone who had contact with former President Donald Trump, including House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.). “I would support subpoenas to anyone who can shed light on that,” Kinzinger, who voted to impeach the former president earlier this year, told ABC News on Aug. 1. “If that’s the leader, that’s the leader,” he added, referring to McCarthy. Kinzinger, who has frequently appeared on corporate news channels in recent years to criticize Trump, noted that he wants more information about lawmakers who attended a Jan. 6 event that was held by the former president before the Capitol breach. Trump, during his speech that day, called on protesters to demonstrate peacefully. “I want to know what they were doing because that’s going to be important,” he …

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