Kinzinger Says He Hopes Bannon Indictment Will Send ‘Chilling Message’

Rep. Adam kinzingerAdam Daniel Kinzinger Cheney, Kinzinger Point Out They Would Support Gosar Censorship The GOP’s Moral Postmodernism GOP centrists are increasingly being attacked by their own party MORE (R-Ill.) Said Friday hopes that Steve BannonStephen (Steve) Kevin BannonSteve Bannon indicted by federal grand jury Meadows defies Jan. 6 committee, risking contempt charges The memo: Trump’s case could come back to bite Biden MOREThe indictment for failing to comply with the committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on Capitol Hill sends a “chilling message.”

A federal grand jury indicted the former White House adviser to the former President TrumpDonald Trump Former Chicago-area CEO Sentenced to 30 Days in Prison for Involvement in Jan. 6 Attack Noem Formally Launches Overnight Health Care Re-election Campaign – Presented by Rare Access Action Project – Biden Reveals FDA Choice PLUS on Friday on two counts of contempt of Congress for failing to appear for an Oct. 14 deposition before the panel and for refusing to provide documents.

Kinzinger — one of two Republicans participating in the Jan. 6 panel — told CNN “Lead with Jake Tapper“That the indictment shows that those who are asked to speak to the panel in the future” cannot ignore Congress. ”

“The reality is that you may not like it, you may not like the investigation. You may think nothing wrong was done, but you can’t help it, ”Kinzinger said.

“So this is certainly a good thing and I hope it sends a chilling message to anyone else who is going to move on in this way,” he continued.

The indictment came hours after the former White House chief of staff Mark MeadowsMark MeadowsSteve Bannon indicted by federal grand jury 12:30 Hill report: Biden calls Obama official as head of FDA just before deadline Meadows defies Jan.6 committee, risking contempt charges MORE he did not appear for a deposition with the panel earlier in the day.

The House voted to censure Bannon in late October after he refused to meet with the committee, following instructions from Trump, who said he would exercise executive privilege over the committee’s measure. The committee has largely rejected Trump’s arguments on executive privilege, arguing that President BidenJoe Biden Federal Appeals Court Says Business Biden Vaccine Remains Mandate Why Democrats’ Prescription Drug Pricing Would Have Hurt Older People Tennessee Governor Signs Law Restricting Terms of COVID-19 MORE currently has that authority.

The panel cited Bannon for details on any involvement Trump had in planning the Jan.6 rally, as well as any conversations he had with anyone else in the White House about Trump’s comments during the rally.

The committee also asked about activities at the Willard Hotel, where Trump’s team set up a “war room” to push Trump’s false claims of voter fraud and where Bannon attended a meeting the day before the rally.

“We just want answers, that’s what the American people deserve, regardless of which side of the political spectrum they are on,” Kinzinger told Tapper. “And the most important thing is what future history deserves: a full account of that day free from conspiracies, free from lies and free from politics.”

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