Kinzinger Scared for Nation if No Trump Indictment


    Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) said Sunday on CNN's “State of the Union” that if former president Donald Trump is not indicted, he is worried about what the future holds for the United States.

    Anchor Dana Bash said, “Let's begin with the work that you've done over the last two years. The Jan. 6 Committee. It's done and is now in the control of the Justice Department. Do you think that President Trump is going to be charged for his crimes?”

    Kinzinger stated, “Look, when I started this process, I had no idea. There's no way I could be an attorney, and certainly not an official in the Justice Department. I didn't know if the man was guilty of a crime or not. Evidently, what he did from a president's perspective and an oath point of view could be a cause for concern. In the wake of the matter, I'm thinking If this isn't an offense I'm not sure what is. If a president has the power to cause an uprising without being held accountable, there's no limit on what a president could or could not do. I'm sure that, ultimately, once we reach the point at which we're headed, I believe that it's likely that the Justice Department will do the right thing. I believe he'll be prosecuted. I believe he ought to be. Everything we've found starting from his involvement through his Justice Department to everything leading from January 6, for over 180 minutes, watching the events unfold with the hope that maybe, maybe, the last effort to keep power will succeed.”

    Bash declared, “So he should be charged and convicted?”

    Kinzinger stated, “So that's my personal opinion. This isn't from any lawyer or from any of the Justice Department.”

    He continued, “I look at that and think in the opposite direction. If he's not criminally responsible I am genuinely worried about the future of the nation because every president could say, hey this is the bar. The bar is to do all you can to keep the position of power.”


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