House Speaker Nancy Pelosi appointed on Sunday Rep. Adam Kinzinger, (R-ILL), to the January 6 “bipartisan” select committee.
“Today, I am announcing the appointment of Republican Congressman Adam Kinzinger, an Air Force veteran and Lieutenant Colonel in the Air National Guard, to serve on the Select Committee,” reads a press release from Pelosi’s office. “He brings great patriotism to the Committee’s mission: to find the facts and protect our Democracy.”
“On January 6th, insurrectionists attempted to overthrow the government during the worst assault on the Capitol since the War of 1812,” said Speaker Nancy Pelosi. “It is imperative that we get to the truth of that day and ensure that such an attack can never again happen. That is why we established the Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the U.S. Capitol, which is bipartisan.”
Kinzinger accepted the appointed saying that he would work “diligently to ensure we get to the truth and hold those responsible for the attack fully accountable.”
“For months, lies and conspiracy theories have been spread, threatening our self-governance,” said Kinzinger in a press release. For months, I have said that the American people deserve transparency and truth on how and why thousands showed up to attack our democracy, and ultimately, what led to the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol Complex on January 6, 2021.