Rep. Adam Kinzinger says Former President Donald Trump is ‘guilty’ of seditious conspiracy

Rep. Adam Kinzinger, who sits on the House Select Committee to Investigate January 6th, said this week in an interview that former president Donald Trump is “guilty” of participating in the leadup to the Capitol attack, including “seditious conspiracy.”

In an appearance on ABC’s “This Week,” Kinzinger was asked whether he believed, based on his knowledge of the investigation, former president Trump should be prosecuted for his actions related to the January 6 attack. “I certainly think the president is guilty of knowing what he did, seditious conspiracy, being involved in these, you know, kind of different segments of pressuring the [Department of Justice], vice president, et cetera,” Kinzinger answered.

He clarified, “Obviously, you know, we’re not a criminal charges committee, so I want to be careful and specifically using that language, but I think what we’re presenting before the American people certainly would rise to a level of criminal involvement by a president and definitely failure of the the oath has to matter here, your personal demand to stand for the Constitution has to matter.” 

The public hearings began airing last week and have been watched by at least 20 million people. Kinzinger’s ABC interview fell in the same week his wife and children received a threatening letter to their home in Illinois that blasted Kinzinger for his role on the Committee and promised his family he would be “executed.” Asked whether he was concerned for his personal safety amid the hearings, Kinzinger answered, “Look, I’m not worried personally,” Kinzinger said. “I don’t worry, but now that I have a wife and kids, of course it’s a little different. There are people that there was violence in the future, I’m going to tell you, and until we get a grip on telling people the truth, we can’t expect any differently.”

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Laura is a freelance writer out of Maryland and a mom of three. Her background is in political science and international relations, and she has been doing political writing and editing for 17 years. Laura has also written parenting pieces for the Today Show and is currently working on writing a collection of remarkable true stories about normal people. She writes for FBA because unbiased news is vital to unity, and readers deserve the facts free of opinion.

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