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Thu Jul 1, 2021, 05:40 PM

Kinzinger on McCarthy warning about Jan. 6 commission: 'Who gives a s---?'

Source: The Hill


Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.) on Thursday dismissed a warning from House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) to his members not to accept a seat on a special House committee that will probe the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.

“Who gives a shit?” Kinzinger asked reporters Thursday morning when he was questioned about McCarthy's reported threat to members of his caucus that they could be stripped of their committee assignments for accepting a spot on the body.

The House voted Wednesday to set up a select committee to investigate what led to and happened during the Jan. 6 attack carried out by supporters of former President Trump. Lawmakers voted largely along party lines, 222-190, with only two Republicans, Kinzinger and Rep. Liz Cheney (Wyo.), joining every Democrat in supporting the creation of the committee.

The select committee will be composed of eight members selected by Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and five chosen by McCarthy.

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Read more: https://thehill.com/homenews/house/561100-kinzinger-on-mccarthy-warning-about-jan-6-commission-who-give-a-s

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Reply Kinzinger on McCarthy warning about Jan. 6 commission: 'Who gives a s---?' (Original post)
Tom Yossarian Joad Jul 1 OP
Comfortably_Numb Jul 1 #1
Peregrine Took Jul 1 #13
roamer65 Jul 1 #2
Hugh_Lebowski Jul 1 #3
asiliveandbreathe Jul 1 #4
bluestarone Jul 1 #5
Earth-shine Jul 1 #6
SoCalDavidS Jul 1 #7
murielm99 Jul 1 #17
Progressive Jones Jul 2 #20
murielm99 Jul 2 #23
Jedi Guy Jul 1 #9
Warpy Jul 1 #8
Evolve Dammit Jul 1 #10
Progressive Jones Jul 2 #21
Evolve Dammit Jul 2 #25
paleotn Jul 1 #11
Deminpenn Jul 1 #14
paleotn Jul 1 #15
Deminpenn Jul 1 #16
Progressive Jones Jul 2 #22
Deminpenn Jul 2 #24
rurallib Jul 1 #12
oasis Jul 1 #18
Warpy Jul 2 #19
malthaussen Jul 2 #26
ck4829 Jul 5 #27

Response to Tom Yossarian Joad (Original post)

Thu Jul 1, 2021, 05:42 PM

1. Adam nailed it. What good is a committee assignment in a legislature that is ducking for cover

to keep from being kidnapped or hanged by a bunch of frothing drumph magats?

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Response to Comfortably_Numb (Reply #1)

Thu Jul 1, 2021, 07:32 PM

13. I thought he was going to join Cheney on the 1/6 Commission but

today only her name was added to the roll.

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Response to Tom Yossarian Joad (Original post)

Thu Jul 1, 2021, 05:53 PM

2. What good is a committee assignment when you are in the minority party?

It’s roundabout the value of dog snot.

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Response to Tom Yossarian Joad (Original post)

Thu Jul 1, 2021, 05:55 PM

3. I, for one, appreciate that sort of elegant rhetoric (nt)

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Response to Tom Yossarian Joad (Original post)

Thu Jul 1, 2021, 05:57 PM

4. Nancy has the final say..who is in, and who is a NO GO....stuff it mccarthy....

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Response to Tom Yossarian Joad (Original post)

Thu Jul 1, 2021, 06:03 PM

5. looks to me like Mc Carthy's in a bad spot.

Either he picks them or NANCY picks them! What a DUMB ASS he is!

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Response to Tom Yossarian Joad (Original post)

Thu Jul 1, 2021, 06:11 PM

6. If the repubs take back the house, Kinzinger and Cheney will be made to suffer greatly.

In my view, they are brave. It's too bad they don't have policy positions that are more liberal.

We will all suffer greatly if the repubs get the house.

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Response to Earth-shine (Reply #6)

Thu Jul 1, 2021, 06:16 PM

7. Assuming Either Of Them Is Still In Congress

I think Kinzinger might be fine, but Cheney's days are probably numbered. They are going to come after her with a vengeance in the primary.

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Response to SoCalDavidS (Reply #7)

Thu Jul 1, 2021, 09:49 PM

17. We don't know yet about redistricting in Illinois.

Kinzinger's seat could disappear.

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Response to murielm99 (Reply #17)

Fri Jul 2, 2021, 01:43 AM

20. He's already been redistricted once.

Districts typically change greatly here in Northern
Illinois after the census. There is always population growth and movement, especially in the far West suburbs of Chicago, and the ex- urbs.

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Response to Progressive Jones (Reply #20)

Fri Jul 2, 2021, 01:58 AM

23. I know this firsthand.

I have been in the 16th, the 17th and the 14th.

I am in the 90th district for my state rep. to Springfield. It looks like I will be in the 89th, according to the most likely map. We will have to do something to galvanize that district. Last time, they did not even have a candidate filed.

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Response to Earth-shine (Reply #6)

Thu Jul 1, 2021, 06:23 PM

9. "It's too bad they don't have policy positions that are more liberal."

Sure, but I can live with opposing views from people of good conscience. That used to be the case with the so-called "loyal opposition." I don't subscribe to the notion that someone is evil just because they disagree with me, and I feel like that outlook has been lost over the last 20 years.

CNN ran a series of articles a few years ago called "The Divided States of America." It had some eye-opening statistics included, so I recommend giving it a look sometime.

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Response to Tom Yossarian Joad (Original post)

Thu Jul 1, 2021, 06:23 PM

8. It should be pointed out that Pelosi has veto power on appouintments

should McCarthy do what I expect him to and appoint Brooks, Gosar, Boebert, Greene, and himself. When that fails, expect him to drag his feet for months, refusing to appoint anyone, "I'll show her!"

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Response to Tom Yossarian Joad (Original post)

Thu Jul 1, 2021, 06:46 PM

10. I do like this guy. Best Gooper I've heard in years

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Response to Evolve Dammit (Reply #10)

Fri Jul 2, 2021, 01:47 AM

21. He's popular in his district, which includes patches of blue and purple.

I doubt if the crazies back home are digging him too much, but they're a minority.

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Response to Progressive Jones (Reply #21)

Fri Jul 2, 2021, 09:44 AM

25. He strikes me as personable, quick and righteous. An antidote to bat-shit craziness at least.

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Response to Tom Yossarian Joad (Original post)

Thu Jul 1, 2021, 06:47 PM

11. McJackass can choose six, BUT....

Speaker Pelosi has final say. I don't expect GYM! Jordan to make the cut.

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Response to paleotn (Reply #11)

Thu Jul 1, 2021, 07:56 PM

14. 5, not 6

13 total. Ds get 8, Rs 5

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Response to Deminpenn (Reply #14)

Thu Jul 1, 2021, 08:15 PM

15. Even better. But the likes of Gym won't be one of them.

No theatrics or carnival side shows on this commission.

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Response to paleotn (Reply #15)

Thu Jul 1, 2021, 08:54 PM

16. Nope, McCarthy can only recommend names

Pelosi can veto them. That means no Jordans, Gosars, Gaetzes, Gohmerts or any other members of the cuckoo caucus will pass muster.

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Response to Deminpenn (Reply #16)

Fri Jul 2, 2021, 01:49 AM

22. That's a huge monkey wrench in the GOP machine. nt

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Response to Progressive Jones (Reply #22)

Fri Jul 2, 2021, 05:34 AM

24. It is!

And to think the Rs could have had a 50-50 split as well as the requirement that both the D and R chairs agree to any subpoenas had they not torpedoed the bill to set up an independent commission.

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Response to Tom Yossarian Joad (Original post)

Thu Jul 1, 2021, 07:03 PM

12. Amen to that

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Response to Tom Yossarian Joad (Original post)

Thu Jul 1, 2021, 10:01 PM

18. "Stick yer committee appointment where the sun don't shine"

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Response to Tom Yossarian Joad (Original post)

Fri Jul 2, 2021, 12:04 AM

19. It has to be tough for a guy like Kinzinger,

those committees don't DO anything when Republicans are in charge except posture and complain about Democrats and make sure no one gets anything done so the PAC money will keep rolling on in.

So there is Kinzinger and there is Cheney. There have to be four other frustrated Republicans who realize they've got little to lose by angering the clowns and seditionists.

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Response to Tom Yossarian Joad (Original post)

Fri Jul 2, 2021, 11:29 AM

26. Methinks Mr Kinzinger is positioning himself for better things...

... possibly hoping to be the leader of a "Reasonable Republican" faction. Maybe he sees himself as a young John McCain type "maverick."

Whatever his motivation, it does the heart good to hear someone tell the GOP leadership to stuff it.

-- Mal

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Response to Tom Yossarian Joad (Original post)

Mon Jul 5, 2021, 07:36 AM

27. Kick

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