House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is stocking the Jan. 6 committee with Republicans like Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger, who both voted to impeach Donald Trump, along with Democrats like Adam Schiff, who spent four years investigating and impeaching Trump.
It’s obviously a political stunt designed to rev up the band again and, de facto, impeach Trump some more, even after he has left office.
Kinzinger says he wants a “non-partisan approach.” But he has joined a deeply partisan process that will no doubt not to investigate Pelosi’s own role, as the person ultimately in charge of the Capitol Police, in failing to prevent the riot.
According to Kinzinger:
“For months, we have searched for answers and what process we should use to get them. For months, lies and conspiracy theories have been spread, threatening our self-governance. For months, I have said that the American people deserve transparency and truth on how and why thousands showed up to attack our democracy, and ultimately, what led to the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol Complex on January 6, 2021.
“Self-governance requires accountability and responsibility. My faith requires the same of me, truth is necessary for order, and that’s what I will do. Let me be clear, I’m a Republican dedicated to conservative values, but I swore an oath to uphold and defend the Constitution—and while this is not the position I expected to be in or sought out, when duty calls, I will always answer.
“This moment requires a serious, clear-eyed, non-partisan approach.”