Kinzinger is a member of the committee along with Rep. Liz Cheney, (R-Wyo.). To the dismay of many in their party, Kinzinger, who along with Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) serves on the committee, won't give any further details about who the panel could subpoena but stated, "We want to do it expeditiously." It all started with what was actually happening and what occurred in the aftermath.
Concerning the possibility of subpoenaing prominent Republicans, including former President Donald Trump, and those who spoke with him on Jan. 6 (House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and Rep. Jim Jordan) Kinzinger stated: I would support subpoenas for anyone that can shed some light on this. If that is the leader, then that is the leader.
I would like to know the exact activities of the president that day. I would like to know how long it took the National Guard to reach Capitol Hill. Did the president make phone calls? Kinzinger asked why he hadn't.
The congressman did not discuss what would happen if a subpoena was rejected. He said it would likely fall to the lawyers of the committee.
If you are afraid of this investigation, then I want to ask you: What are you afraid of? Kinzinger stated that if you don't think it was a major issue, then you should allow the investigation to continue. Donald Trump may not be required to speak to us. He may have unique information. He is not the only one who knows something.
Kinzinger said that Rep. Elise Stefanik, a member Republican leadership, blamed Democratic Speaker Nancy Pelosi, California, for the attack. On many things, the speaker and I don't get along. We do agree on this. Blaming Jan. 6's security posture is like blaming someone who was a victim to crime.
On Sunday, Sen. Susan Collins (R.Maine) stated that Pelosi had done a wrong by keeping Jordan and Rep. Jim Banks. While she was not allowed to serve on the select committee, Collins said Sunday that Pelosi had erred in keeping Jordan and Rep. Jim Banks (R-Ind.).
"I don't think it was right that the speaker decided which Republicans should be on this committee. You normally have a select committee. Collins stated that the minority leader and the speaker have the right to choose the members on CNN's "State of the Union."
Jake Tapper, host, pointed out Jordan was likely to be a material witness to the events of the day. Collins replied: "There were many communication with President Trump that Day and, look, you know, I believe the rioters are primarily to blame for what happened but there's no question in my mind President Trump instigated and motivated the rioters, and that's why I voted to impeach them."
She said that peaceful power transfers are the hallmark of democracy. "Anyone, rioters or president, trying to interfere with the Electoral College count, is totally unacceptable."