He added about McCarthy: “And he bears accountability for that. I do not think history books are going to be kind to him.“
Kinzinger is one in every of two Republicans serving on the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 riots on the Capitol. He was responding to McConnell‘s assertion final week about that panel: “We’re all going to be watching it. It was a horrendous occasion, and I think that what they’re looking for to discover out is one thing the general public wants to know.“
“He obviously holds his cards very close,” Kinzinger mentioned of McConnell. “I think that was a very powerful statement and I appreciate it.”
McConnell has come under attack in current months from Trump for the best way he has interacted with the Biden administration and different Democrats on the Hill. “Mitch McConnell’s a disaster,” Trump mentioned Sunday on Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures with Maria Bartiromo.”
Kinzinger instructed host Jonathan Karl it was attainable that a few of his present colleagues in Congress may be subpoenaed as a part of that investigation — and didn’t rule out the identical for Trump.
“Because Jan. 6 was a very dangerous day,“ he mentioned,“all the things prior to that’s the rot within the democracy or the rot in self-governance that we have now to right so we do not get one other Jan. 6. So completely anyone — no person, member of Congress, former president, no person in America is above the regulation.“