On Wednesday afternoon, Republican congresspeople bought the prospect to once more concern 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 could be a fee to look into the lead as much as the January sixth riot.
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 stated that a lot of his colleagues nonetheless stay in worry of Donald Trump.
Kinzinger praised the members who voted for a fee, saying, “I believe it’s a straightforward vote. We want solutions. We have to take possession of what was completed, 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 correct vote. I’m happy by the variety of my colleagues that voted up to now. I want it was considerably increased. However I believe, given the entire those that got here out towards it, it’s a constructive quantity.”
Adam Kinzinger informed Wolf Blitzer that his GOP colleagues are nonetheless terrified of Trump tweets despite the fact that he would not have entry to Twitter anymore. pic.twitter.com/oFdSaIZJL1
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The Illinois Rep. additionally mocked those who voted towards the investigation. “I believe worry performs an enormous position. It’s worry of a main, worry of shedding my election. Worry of, despite the fact that he’s not on Twitter, a Donald Trump Tweet, which is superb to me that individuals nonetheless worry that as a result of he doesn’t have entry to that anymore”
Trump stays the only strongest pressure in Republican politics. And most GOP lawmakers are nonetheless utterly unwilling to talk out towards him.
Todd Neikirk is a New Jersey primarily based politics and know-how author. His work has been featured in psfk.com, foxsports.com and hillreporter.com. He enjoys sports activities, politics, comedian books and spending time on the shore together with his household.