Politics: Rep. Adam Kinzinger has earned plaudits serving on the Jan. 6 committee. But he's also riling Twitter by mocking Vice President Harris' remarks to disability advocates: It's 'why the left still can't win elections'
Republican Rep. Adam Kinzinger says the Jan. 6 committee has 'proven' a criminal case against Trump
The committee wouldn't be able to legally prosecute Trump, but it can send a criminal referral to the Justice Department."I think, taken in totality, this represents the greatest effort to overturn the will of the people, to conspire against the will of the people, and to conspire against American democracy that we've ever had, frankly since the Civil War," he said Friday during an interview with CNN. "I think we've proven that.
People on Twitter are upset with Kinzinger for joining conservatives in mocking Kamala Harris.
They're saying he shouldn't have seized on a video of the VP describing herself to viewers at an ADA event.
"Blind and low vision people might want to watch this," one disability rights advocate tweeted.
Rep. Adam Kinzinger, who has been praised for his role on the January 6 committee, is disappointing some people on Twitter for joining conservatives in mocking Vice President Kamala Harris.
Jan. 6 panel deepens probe to Trump Cabinet, awaits Thomas
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Jan. 6 committee said Sunday it will interview more former Cabinet secretaries and is prepared to subpoena conservative activist Virginia “Ginni” Thomas, who's married to Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, as part of its investigation of the Capitol riot and Donald Trump's role. Lawmakers said they are deepening their inquiry after a series of eight hearings in June and July culminating in a prime-time session Thursday, with plans to interview additional witnesses and reconvene in September to resume laying out their findings to the public. “We anticipate talking to additional members of the president’s Cabinet,” said Rep.
They're saying the Illinois Republican shouldn't have seized on a video clip that went viral among conservatives of Harris, introducing herself with her pronouns and describing herself as "a woman sitting at the table wearing a blue suit." The video he retweeted doesn't mention that she was speaking to disability advocates at an event marking the 33rd anniversary of the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act.
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Adam Kinzinger says he 'got super drunk' when Trump visited Republicans at a legislative retreat in January 2017: 'How do we deal with this?'
Long before breaking with the former president and serving on the January 6 committee, Kinzinger worked to cope with Trump's influence on the party.The House select committee investigating the January 6, 2021, riot has hosted six public hearings so far revealing their findings, which also included public damning testimony from former staffers in the Trump administration.
The Tesla and SpaceX CEO — who's currently embroiled in a battle over the future of Twitter — was spotted Sunday aboard a luxury yacht in Mykonos, Greece. Joined by a group of friends that included Endeavor CEO Ari Emanuel and his fashion-designer wife, Sarah Staudinger, Musk spent the day swimming, sunning himself, drinking cocktails, and even getting hosed down by Emanuel.
"Haha damn, maybe I should take off my shirt more often," Musk tweeted Tuesday after the photos went viral, adding that he was "already back in the factory."
—Page Six (@PageSix) July 18, 2022
While Musk famously owns a $70 million private jet, he hasn't sprung for a yacht of his own (unlike his space rival, Jeff Bezos). Instead, the group chartered the vessel — called Zeus — from SamBoat, a European online boat-rental firm that operates in Greece, Croatia, and Spain, and has plans to expand to the US.
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Justice Department doesn't need a House referral to charge Trump — and might not want one anyway, legal experts say
The House January 6 panel is weighing a criminal referral of Donald Trump, but such a move could easily backfire.But in an appearance on CNN, Rep. Liz Cheney said the House January 6 committee had yet to resolve a rare internal spat that spilled into public view last month over whether to make a criminal referral, formally recommending that the Justice Department prosecute the former president.
"If you ever wonder why the left still can't win elections despite the insanity of Trumpism, save stuff like this for reference later ????????????. You can get mad at me, but I'm not wrong," Kinzinger tweeted on Wednesday.
Liz Cheney blasts Sen. Tom Cotton for attacking the January 6 hearings after admitting he has not watched the proceedings
While on Hugh Hewitt's talk radio show on Monday, Cotton argued that "adversarial inquiry, cross-examination is the best way to get at the truth."Now, the special Housel panel is going primetime.
People did, in fact, get mad at Kinzinger engaging in Republican culture wars. They let him know they didn't expect this from him after his role holding his own party accountable as a member of the House January 6 committee.
Here's one response from Steve Silberman, author of NeuroTribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity: "In which @AdamKinzinger, an allegedly "good" Republican sitting on the 1/6 Committee, proudly pisses all over the legacy of Sen. Bob Dole, who championed the Americans with Disabilities Act, to take a cheap shot."
Kinzinger fired back at Silberman, saying he needs to read his tweet.
"I was making a point that these things aren't popular. But if you think the middle loves it then by all means keep it up," Kinzinger tweeted. "We'll see who was right after the election. If you are I'll happily admit it, I'm not too proud."
He later added, "Also if you can find where Bob Dole have his pronouns with being a man at a table please do. That could sway me."
—Adam Kinzinger????????????????✌️ (@AdamKinzinger) July 28, 2022
Sam Crane, a disability rights advocate, tweeted that she attended the event and that Harris was describing herself because "Blind and low vision people might want to watch this." And then she tangled with Kinzinger after he retweeted a Democratic consultant who questioned whether Blind Americans aren't familiar with who the sitting vice president is. Kinzinger responded that was his point.
Justice Department staffs up team investigating efforts to overturn Trump's loss
A top public corruption prosecutor will supervise the team investigating former President Donald Trump and efforts to overturn the 2020 election. Stefani Reynolds/AFP via Getty Images A corruption prosecutor is helping with "investigatory efforts" in the sprawling January 6 inquiry. JP Cooney previously oversaw the prosecutions of Trump allies Steve Bannon and Roger Stone. The staff move offers one more sign that the Justice Department is ramping up its inquiry into Trump.
"People can say I'm being insensitive, but, I'm not," Kinzinger tweeted. "I know what this is. I made the point that this kind of stuff does NOT sit well with the middle. Yet the anger is focused on those of us telling the facts."
Crane responded: "Do you truly believe every Blind person is a radical leftist, or are you just hoping to ensure that they all are by the time you're done with this schtick?"
—Sam Crane, turbo-boosted (@Samanticka) July 28, 2022
"Thoughtful people" explained why Harris did this, Connie Schultz, a writer who is married to Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown, responded to Kinzinger.
"For a while there, you became a hero to many Americans who are scared for our democracy," she wrote. "How sad that you choose to squander that good will."
The American Association of People with Disabilities, after hearing questions about visual descriptions, tweeted that they are an accessibility practice for "blind and low-vision people" to ensure everyone context that sighed people may take in.
"A good example of a visual self-description is: "I am a woman sitting at a table wearing a blue suit," they tweeted. "We are glad to see this accessibility practice expanded in government, and hope to see more government leaders give visual self-descriptions in the future!"
—AAPD (@AAPD) July 27, 2022
Kinzinger, 44, is retiring after this Congress rather than run for reelection for a seventh term. He currently represents a northern Illinois district and was among the 10 House Republicans who voted to impeach Trump in the immediate aftermath of the January 6 insurrection at the Capitol. Kinzinger has since spoken openly about the possibility of challenging Trump in the 2024 GOP presidential primaries.
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