On Wednesday afternoon, Republican congresspeople bought the possibility to once more difficulty judgement on Donald Trump. Earlier this yr, solely 10 GOP home members voted to question Donald Trump. This time round, they had been voting on whether or not or not there can be a fee to look into the lead as much as the January sixth rebel.
35 Republican congresspeople decided to vote for the inquiry. 175 determined to again the previous president. When requested concerning the vote, GOP Rep. Adam Kinzinger mentioned that a lot of his colleagues nonetheless reside in worry of Donald Trump.
Kinzinger praised the members who voted for a fee, saying, “I believe it’s a straightforward vote. We’d like solutions. We have to take possession of what was carried out, what led to it. This was an assault on our democracy and an assault on the quantity 2, 3, 4 individual in line of secession for the presidency. It was the precise vote. I’m happy by the variety of my colleagues that voted thus far. I want it was considerably greater. However I believe, given all the those who got here out in opposition to it, it’s a optimistic quantity.”
Adam Kinzinger instructed Wolf Blitzer that his GOP colleagues are nonetheless fearful of Trump tweets regardless that he does not have entry to Twitter anymore. pic.twitter.com/oFdSaIZJL1
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The Illinois Rep. additionally mocked those who voted in opposition to the investigation. “I believe worry performs an enormous function. It’s worry of a main, worry of dropping my election. Worry of, regardless that he’s not on Twitter, a Donald Trump Tweet, which is wonderful to me that individuals nonetheless worry that as a result of he doesn’t have entry to that anymore”
Trump stays the only strongest drive in Republican politics. And most GOP lawmakers are nonetheless utterly unwilling to talk out in opposition to him.
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