Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL), who serves as a member of the House Select Committee investigating the January 6, 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol made it clear Sunday during an appearance on “Face the Nation” that Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) could well face a subpoena from the committee for her part in the plot to overturn the 2020 presidential election.
Kinzinger was asked by host Margaret Brennan if he and others on the committee will force members of Congress to testify by issuing subpoenas. He replied:
“I won’t say who I think we need to talk to yet. I mean, I think everybody needs to come and talk to us. We’ve requested information from various members. In terms of whether we move forward with a subpoena is going to be both a strategic tactical decision and a question of whether or not we can do that and get the information in time.”
“Do you favor one?” Brennan asked.
“Yeah, I think ultimately whatever we can do to get that information,” Kinzinger said. “If that takes a subpoena, it takes a subpoena. But I think the key is regardless of even what some members of Congress are going to tell us, we know a lot of information around it.”
Brennan also referenced a text message Greene sent to then-White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows in which she suggested imposing martial law.
“Do you need to ask her a few questions?” Brennan asked Kinzinger.
The congressman responded:
“Yeah, I mean, I’d love to ask her a few questions. We know some things. I won’t confirm or deny the text messages, of course. But let me just say this. For Marjorie Taylor Greene to say she’s a victim, it’s amazing how, you know, folks like her attack everybody for being a victim.
“And then when Marjorie Taylor Greene is confronted, she’s all the sudden a victim and a poor, helpless congresswoman that’s just trying to do her job. It’s insane. We want the information. Look, history is not going to judge her or people like her that are buying the Big Lie well.”
Kinzinger also said he hopes former Vice President Mike Pence will volunteer to speak to the committee:
“I would hope he would do so voluntarily. These are decisions that I think we are going to end up making in the next week or two as we basically pin down what this hearing schedule is going to look like.”
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