Rep Adam Kinzinger has knocked Senator Marco Rubio after they argued that the House select committee investigating the pro-Trump Jan 6 attack against the Capitol aimed to “harass” Republicans.
Adam Kinzinger is a staunch critic of Trump and had served as one of the two Republicans on the Jan 6 commission. The other Rep was Liz Cheney from Wyoming. Both the reps were censured by the RNC on Friday because of their opposition to Trump and their involvement with the investigation.
The censure resolution drew controversy, including from some Republicans, as it said that Adam Kinzinger and Liz Cheney were involved with opposing “legitimate political discourse.”
Many interpreted that line of the resolution as suggesting the pro-Trump riot targeting the federal legislative branch of government fit that definition.
Rubio was asked about the RNC censure vote and the term during an interview with CBS News’ Face the Nation on Sunday.
“Does the RNC speak for you when it says that this is Democrat-led persecution of ordinary citizens engaged in legitimate political discourse? Was January 6th legitimate political discourse?” host Margaret Brennan asked the GOP senator.
Rubio responded by asserting that those who committed crimes during the attack on the Capitol should be prosecuted. However, he slammed the House select committee probing the events of that day.
“This commission is a partisan scam. The purpose of that commission is to try to embarrass and smear and harass as many Republicans as they can get their hands on,” the Florida lawmaker said.
Adam Kinzinger Believes That The Answer Was An Embarrassment
Shortly after the morning interview, Kinzinger retweeted a brief transcript of Rubio’s comment. The Illinois congressman wrote in response: “No the embarrassment was done on Jan 6th, 2021, at least through Feb 6, 2022, when you gave that answer.”