The January 6th Select Committee is tasked with determining how significant the involvement of Donald Trump, the twice-impeached ex-president who lost the popular vote twice, was to the events that occurred that day. One of the motives behind the incitement of the attack on the Capitol Building was Trump’s attempts to overturn the democratic election of Joe Biden, and Trump admitted as much in a statement on Sunday.
“He could have overturned the election.” This is an admission, and a massively un-American statement. It is time for every Republican leader to pick a side… Trump or the Constitution, there is no middle on defending our nation anymore. pic.twitter.com/Bp3dfn7cBe
— Adam Kinzinger (@AdamKinzinger) January 31, 2022
Kinzinger pointed out that the statement and Trump’s insistence that one man has the power to toss out an election he disagrees with was un-American, but it’s also quite telling of Trump and his intentions on that day. He has repeatedly said that he told supporters that day to be peaceful, but it’s clear from the statement that Donald Trump intended to overturn an election by pressuring Vice President Mike Pence to throw out the election results.
‘If the Vice President (Mike Pence) had “absolutely no right” to change the Presidential Election results in the Senate, despite fraud and many other irregularities, how come the Democrats and RINO Republicans, like Wacky Susan Collins, are desperately trying to pass legislation that will not allow the Vice President to change the results of an election? Actually, what they are saying, is that Mike Pence did have the right to change the outcome, and they now want to take that right away. Unfortunately, he didn’t exercise that power, he could have overturned the Election!’
To be clear, Mike Pence, nor any other vice president, has the right to change an election; however, the issue has never been one that anyone thought needed to be clarified in law. The vice president’s job during the certification of an election is to count the votes. He has no other responsibility and no other powers.
Members of the committee like Kinzinger are sure to be considering this statement and all of its implications in their investigation.
Twitter was behind Kinzinger all the way. Read some of their comments below: