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Sun Oct 17, 2021, 01:12 PM

Republican Adam Kinzinger Warns 1/6 Committee Subpoena for Trump Would Become 'a Circus'

Source: Newsweek

Representative Adam Kinzinger, an Illinois Republican, said that the House select committee investigating the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol "certainly will" issue a subpoena for former President Donald Trump if necessary, but warned it would become "a circus" if that happens.

Kinzinger, a staunch Trump critic, is along with GOP Representative Liz Cheney of Wyoming one of just two Republicans serving on the committee. Trump has discouraged his allies from cooperating with the committee's investigation, and former Trump adviser Steve Bannon is facing a criminal referral after he refused to appear before the House investigators this past week.

Committee members have repeatedly said that they are willing to subpoena a wide range of individuals to get information about the January 6 attack. Although they have not said Trump will be subpoenaed, they have kept open the possibility. Kinzinger reiterated this point during a Sunday interview with CNN.

"Just speaking quite honestly, if we subpoena all of a sudden the former president, we know that's going to become kind of a circus," the Republican congressman said. "So that's not necessarily something we want to do up front."

Read more: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/republican-adam-kinzinger-warns-1-6-committee-subpoena-for-trump-would-become-a-circus/ar-AAPDfHn?li=BB141NW3



Fitting I guess since he's the biggest clown the GOP has.

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Reply Republican Adam Kinzinger Warns 1/6 Committee Subpoena for Trump Would Become 'a Circus' (Original post)
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Oct 17 OP
Ocelot II Oct 17 #1
BlueJac Oct 17 #2
Budi Oct 17 #4
agingdem Oct 17 #5
ProfessorGAC Oct 18 #31
azureblue Oct 17 #6
former9thward Oct 17 #19
Chin music Oct 17 #18
totodeinhere Oct 17 #3
bringthePaine Oct 17 #7
Bayard Oct 17 #8
truthisfreedom Oct 17 #9
Tacan Oct 17 #10
Chin music Oct 17 #16
former9thward Oct 17 #20
bluestarone Oct 18 #30
former9thward Oct 18 #34
ancianita Oct 17 #11
Chin music Oct 17 #17
oldsoftie Oct 17 #12
The Mouth Oct 17 #14
oldsoftie Oct 18 #23
bucolic_frolic Oct 17 #13
ProfessorGAC Oct 18 #32
Chin music Oct 17 #15
Marcuse Oct 17 #21
DallasNE Oct 18 #22
ExTex Oct 18 #24
LiberalLovinLug Oct 18 #25
Bucky Oct 18 #28
LiberalLovinLug Oct 18 #33
Rebl2 Oct 18 #26
Bucky Oct 18 #27
Progressive Jones Oct 18 #29

Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun Oct 17, 2021, 01:15 PM

1. No doubt it would be a circus, so send in the clowns.

It might be a better tactical decision to deal with the lesser clowns first, but when the time is right, subpoena the big clown and let the circus begin.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun Oct 17, 2021, 01:18 PM

2. Kinzinger is not really our friend

When things get tricky watch him.

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Response to BlueJac (Reply #2)

Sun Oct 17, 2021, 02:03 PM

4. K & R

Right now I'd trust Cheney on that committtee before Kinzinger.

His statement just gives another reason for that mistrust.

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Response to BlueJac (Reply #2)

Sun Oct 17, 2021, 02:09 PM

5. you're right...

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Kinzinger is no saint...he voted with Trump over 90% of the time, so his never-trump routine is shtick..he wants it both ways...bye bye Trump/hello high profile..a chance for higher office...right now he's doing his "Republicans do it, too, but the Dems are worse" crap...don't trust him

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Response to agingdem (Reply #5)

Mon Oct 18, 2021, 06:59 PM

31. Almost Agree

But, he was anti-T***p all the way back to 2017.
And he didn't hide it.
He is an irretrievable supply side believer, and that's certainly problematic.
But, I've talked to him a few times, and a frothing right winger, he isn't.
He's more like a libertarian with an R after his name.
That doesn't make him an ally, and I agree he has further ambitions, but he's not trying to have it both ways.
That 10% of the stuff where he voted with the dems, were the most "trumpian" efforts.
And, a good part of the other 90% were noncontroversial.
We definitely agree he's not a true friend, but his anti-cult position is real.

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Response to BlueJac (Reply #2)

Sun Oct 17, 2021, 02:13 PM

6. it's a wise warning

Calling Trump in now will be cow patties in a fan. And he will do anything to create chaos. Far better to subpoena the underlings, jail a few for not responding, build a solid case, and then call in Trump, when you already have proof to convict. Just let him have a chance to have a say. if he refuses (he will), then that's fine, too. Go ahead and charge him when they case is solid.Trump really doesn't have to testify and we all know all he will do is lie, anyway.

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Response to azureblue (Reply #6)

Sun Oct 17, 2021, 10:21 PM

19. The committee has no power to charge or convict anyone.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun Oct 17, 2021, 02:03 PM

3. If they are going to subpoena the big clown they better do it pretty soon.

Trump has a habit of doing everything he can to outlast legal proceeding by drawing them out in the courts. And you know how slowly the courts can act. Subpoenaing a former president would probably bring up its own legal issues and I could see that circus drawn out past the November 2022 elections. And if the Republicans regain control in 2022 it's all over. Plus a situation like this would probably distract heavily from President Biden's legislative agenda. I am in favor of subpoenaing him but only if they do it soon.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun Oct 17, 2021, 02:26 PM

7. bring on the damn circus!

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun Oct 17, 2021, 02:49 PM

8. TFG's admin was a circus

Nothing new.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun Oct 17, 2021, 03:11 PM

9. His was a clown car administration. SEND IN THE CLOWNS!

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun Oct 17, 2021, 03:25 PM

10. It didn't stop the Republicans from subpoenaing President Clinton and He was still President.

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Response to Tacan (Reply #10)

Sun Oct 17, 2021, 10:25 PM

20. Congressional Republicans never subpoenaed President Clinton

He was subpoenaed by Ken Starr who was acting on behalf of the Justice Department.

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Response to former9thward (Reply #20)

Mon Oct 18, 2021, 05:26 PM

30. Could this Jan 6th commission

Ask the DOJ to appoint their own KEN STARR? (i suggest Hillary Clinton)

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Response to bluestarone (Reply #30)

Mon Oct 18, 2021, 11:56 PM

34. Certainly they could.

I don't know how the DOJ would respond.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun Oct 17, 2021, 03:58 PM

11. Yo Adam? Like we Democrats say in Chicago, politics ain't bean bag.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun Oct 17, 2021, 04:34 PM

12. He's correct. And it would be a huge waste of time.

Giving him MORE publicity, MORE sound bites, MORE "look how they're treating him!" bullshit, MORE fundraising opportunities, etc. He wouldnt answer anything anyway.
Clicks on trump stories have gone down considerably over the past few months & he cant stand it. Thats why he's trying so hard to get back on Twitter. This would ramp that right back up.
Stop giving him what he wants; attention & money.

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Response to oldsoftie (Reply #12)

Sun Oct 17, 2021, 05:05 PM

14. To TFG there is no such thing as 'bad publicity'

He thrives on attention, he is energized by it. he'd much rather be vilified than ignored.

Mud wrestling with a pig. You get dirty and the pig enjoys it.

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Response to The Mouth (Reply #14)

Mon Oct 18, 2021, 08:18 AM

23. Exactly. People are too eager for the "lb of flesh".

I mean, he gives sit down interviews with people writing books about him and he KNOWS the book wont be flattering. And even lets them record it! Who DOES that?
Your last line describes it perfectly

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun Oct 17, 2021, 04:46 PM

13. Kinzinger is impressive

I kind of think he could get re-elected even with redistricting. He just has that something.

But he is correct about a subpoena and TFG. No way that will work out. TFG will not view this as a place to tell his story or find the truth. It's a Drama Queen's Dream. No sense in going down that alley. Negotiate for a blanket 5th Amendment card and go on to real people.

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #13)

Mon Oct 18, 2021, 07:05 PM

32. He's In A Tough Spot

This was a bluish purple district before the last redistricting. That was forced by explosion population growth of the far west suburbs & the county where Kinzinger and I live. So, a good slice of the communities to the east got pushed into another district giving Kinzinger a big advantage in corn country.
With the new map, I don't think he can win here, but could run in the district to the west or south.
Problem is, that area becomes less traditional Republican & more GQP. The cult runs strong there, and he's not too popular with that crowd.
I think he's toast as a rep, but I think he's got his eye on a state position.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun Oct 17, 2021, 11:49 PM

21. We have do know how it will go. Nancy will have to have him gagged or electrify his chair.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Oct 18, 2021, 02:38 AM

22. That Is Beside The Point

Besides, nobody is claiming otherwise.

At stake is the rule of law = it is that simple. Let the mightly fall if that is what the evidence supports. No exceptions, especially for the powerful.

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Response to ExTex (Reply #24)

Mon Oct 18, 2021, 03:12 PM

25. +1000

The 'circus' is created mostly by the media. With that in mind, Democrats should do everything they can to limit any fanfare surrounding the proceedings as much as they can legally do.

Maybe there's no way to stop that media driven circus. I can just see it. If Trump was subpoenaed, if the media had even a week in advance, all of them, including FOX would be advertising it like its some big heavy weight tilt to look forward to. Of course lots of stories with leading titles like "Will this hurt Democrats?", and the follow up "How much will this hurt Democrats?"

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Response to LiberalLovinLug (Reply #25)

Mon Oct 18, 2021, 04:46 PM

28. "Democrats should do everything they can to limit any fanfare"

I know you have only good intentions with your statement. In a sane world, that would be the right approach.

But you're basically saying "Let's put a man on Mars, but try not to make too big a deal about it." Or "Let's put a monkey in a barrel of mayonnaise, but try not to let it get too messy." Or "Let's have puppies and kittens play on a couch full of pillows and stuffed animals, but don't let it get too cute."

Trump shows up; it will be a sideshow. It will be a three ringer. Blithering jackanapes are gonna be blithering jackanapes. Bank on it.

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Response to Bucky (Reply #28)

Mon Oct 18, 2021, 07:16 PM

33. Yes it's impossible for it not to be a media circus

Iím just saying Democrats should do everything in their power to reduce that circus by things like bringing him in through a back door. Or limiting press access. Just before and during the actual time itís happening. Set rules in advance for dealing with interruptions and protests.

And then, conversely, raise holy hell every evening on any new shocking revelations, which Iím sure there will be plenty. Itís not that we donít want to create a media spectacle around it, itís that we should be directing that spectacle. And steering the discussion to the actual content. Itís come to the point that we canít rely on the news media to focus on the actual details. We have to help them do their jobs.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Oct 18, 2021, 04:22 PM

26. He's not wrong

😐😐😐

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Oct 18, 2021, 04:41 PM

27. Let him face the consequences of showing contempt for a Congressional committee

"Let's not investigate a possible criminal because of how he might react to being investigated" seems like a pisspoor approach to law enforcement.

Let the world see his clownish contempt for the rule of law.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Oct 18, 2021, 05:22 PM

29. I am 100% behind making Trump's life miserable and difficult. I want him in fear 24/7. nt

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