Aug 1, 2021 - Politics & Policy

Kinzinger backs subpoenas for McCarthy, Jim Jordan

Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.) said on Sunday that he would support the House select committee investigating the Jan 6. Capitol riot in issuing subpoenas to Republican members of Congress.

Driving the news: Kinzinger told ABC's "This Week" that he would be in favor of issuing subpoenas to Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.).

  • "I would support subpoenas to anybody that can shed light on that, if that's the leader that's the leader," Kinzinger said, adding that he wants to hear from anyone who spoke with former President Donald Trump on Jan. 6.
  • "I would expect to see a significant number of subpoenas for a lot of people," he added.

State of play: Kinzinger and Rep. Liz Cheney (R.-Wyo.) are the sole Republicans serving on the House select committee.

  • Jordan was initially selected by McCarthy to serve on the select committee, but his appointment was rejected by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, prompting McCarthy to pull all his picks from the committee.
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