So much for letting the January 6th committee do their work, eh?
There are plenty of Americans out there who’ve already made up their minds about Donald Trump. This is sort of a feature of Trump; his ubiquitousness means that there are very few folks on the fence when it come to providing him with support.
Now, in a worrisome bit of political foreshadowing, one GOP Rep. is going so fas as to suggest that Trump is guilty of seditious conspiracy, in what appears to be an effort to jump the gun on the committee’s full findings.
Representative Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) said Sunday on ABC’s “This Week” that he believes former President Donald Trump was guilty of “seditious conspiracy.”
There was no dancing around what was said.
Anchor George Stephanopoulos asked, “It’s up to the Justice Department in the end but have you reached the conclusion that President Trump should be prosecuted?”
Kinzinger said, “I certainly think the president is guilty of knowing what he did, seditious conspiracy, being involved in these kinds of different segments of pressuring DOJ, vice president etcetera. Obviously, as you know, we’re not a criminal charges committee. I want to be careful in specifically using that language. But what we are presenting before the American people would rise to the criminal involvement by the president and definitely failure of the oath. The oath has to matter here. Your personal demand to stand for the Constitution has to matter. If you have people that don’t regard that at all, there’s no law in the world that we can pass that will make a bit of difference.”
Kinzinger’s suggestion comes amid a number of high profile public hearings from the January 6th select committee that have purported to show an effort by the White House to subvert the results of the 2020 election, and is without a doubt the most serious allegation against the former President yet.