On Wednesday afternoon, Republican congressmen had the opportunity to judge Donald Trump again. Earlier this year, only 10 members of the GOP House voted to indict Donald Trump. This time they voted on whether or not there would be a commission to investigate the lead-up to the January 6th uprising.
35 Republican Congressmen decided to vote in favor of the investigation. 175 decided to support the former president. When asked about the vote, GOP MP Adam Kinzinger said that many of his colleagues still live in fear of Donald Trump.
Kinzinger praised the members who voted for a commission and said: “I think it’s an easy vote. We need answers. We have to take responsibility for what has been done, what has led to it. This was an attack on our democracy and an attack on the number 2, 3, 4 people in the context of the secession for the presidency. It was the right set-up. I am pleased with the number of my colleagues who have voted so far. I wish it was significantly higher. But I think given all the people who have spoken out against it, it’s a positive number. “
Adam Kinzinger told Wolf Blitzer that his GOP colleagues are still afraid of Trump tweets even though he no longer has access to Twitter. pic.twitter.com/oFdSaIZJL1
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The Illinois Rep. Also mocked those who voted against the investigation. “I think fear plays a big part. It’s the fear of elementary school, the fear of losing my choice. Afraid of a Donald Trump tweet even though he’s not on Twitter, which is amazing to me that people still fear it because he no longer has access to it. “
Trump remains the most powerful force in Republican politics. And most GOP lawmakers are still not ready to speak out against him.
Todd Neikirk is a New Jersey-based policy and technology writer. His work has been featured on psfk.com, foxsports.com and hillreporter.com. He likes sports, politics, comics, and spends time with his family on the waterfront.