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Kinzinger says 'a lot' of Republicans have privately conveyed support for his January 6 stance

Kinzinger says 'a lot' of Republicans have privately conveyed support for his January 6 stance

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MickeyButters

They should all be outted.


ItIsAToothpickMan

They should “out” themselves if they truly believe it. If I privately share that I don’t condone abhorrent behavior (let’s say bullying of a kid or whatever), I haven’t done anything to prevent it from continuing to occur.


bin10pac

What surprises me is that so many members of the house and senate are so wedded to their jobs that they'd betray their principles and oath of office, and lie to protect Donald Trump, who many of them despise. I find it shocking that many more don't say: Biden won, full stop. I'll fight the primary challenger Trump parachutes in, and if I lose, no problem, i'll go get a job with my head held high. Do these people just love the power they have as MoCs? Or do they think they can't get jobs?


BenedictD0nald

They're Republicans. They *CRAVE* power. They're basically slytherins.


offbeat_ahmad

*Skekis. Different brand, but apt.


SkekSith

They absolutely are Skeksis.


DannibalBurrito

Has anyone SEEN McConnell lately? Definitely skeksis.


mccrrll

Lordy, a reference most certainly of yore.


arrbos

Not even! The Netflix series was only a couple years ago. I want a season 2 so bad. :(


mccrrll

Had no idea the ancient movie had a series continuation so recently. Nostalgia demands that I check it out. Thanks for clueing me in.


san_serifs

BRAWNDO! It's what plants *crave!*


Aubdasi

Could say that about any politician. Politicians get into politics for power. I don’t care how “honorable” or otherwise your intentions are, politics is about power and that’s that. If you want to make “change”, you need power. Republicans are definitely more outwardly grabbing at that power, and for more obviously negative reasons, but let’s not act like the Democratic Party isn’t also power hungry af.


GuiltyCombo

I think they're more afraid of Trump's psychotic army of terrorists he's got behind him. Which is worse IMO.


JaMan51

You gotta wonder how many of them said "we can't let the terrorists win" after 9/11, only now to intentionally let the terrorists win.


ItIsAToothpickMan

Exactly THIS. It’s 100% the job to represent your constituents until they choose you no longer represent them and their beliefs.


SparkyPantsMcGee

The people they serve, the loudest ones anyway, want to believe the election was stolen. Trump took the Republican Party and gave it to crazy. Representatives who spoke out against Trump ended up splitting the vote in November, giving the win to Democrats. Others ended up getting boo’ or pushed out of the party. Republicans put themselves in a really shitty spot, so now they’re either staying quiet, embracing the crazy, or learning ways to do both.


ithriosa

They aren't lords ruling over the populace. They are representatives. Their jobs is to work for their constituents, and their constituents overwhelmingly support Trump. Republican voters like Trump. It is the job of congressional members to represent the voters.


bin10pac

>They aren't lords ruling over the populace. They are representatives. Their jobs is to work for their constituents, and their constituents overwhelmingly support Trump. Representatives also take an oath of office to "support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic" and "to bear true faith and allegiance to the same" So, there should not be any dilemma in deciding whether to support the truth about Biden's election win, or Trump's big lie. Members of Congress should defend the Constitution against all enemies. >Republican voters like Trump. It is the job of congressional members to represent the voters. Members of Congress are entitled to speak, act and vote with their consciences. They are free to interpret how they should represent the best interests of their constituents. *They do not have act in accordance with the most popular opinion, amongst their constituents.* They are accountable to voters at the end of their 2 or 6 year term.


ithriosa

>So, there should not be any dilemma in deciding whether to support the truth about Biden's election win, or Trump's big lie. Their beliefs on potential issues in the election is irrelevant. If the voters believe there should be further review, then it is their job to give their constituents a voice. >Members of Congress should defend the Constitution against all enemies. They do not see Trump as an enemy of the constitution. >Members of Congress are entitled to speak, act and vote with their consciences Yes, and their conscience tells then to give their voters a voice. >They are accountable to voters at the end of their 2 or 6 year term. And a father doesn't need to either raise or show kindness to his child. And a student doesn't need to study or pass any of her classes... A good politician is always accountable to voters. You are simply upset that you disagree with many American voters. And you would thus prefer such voters have poor representation.


ConferenceNo2498

This is not a matter of simple disagreement. An example of that is "I believe that we should cut corn subsidies to encourage agricultural diversification" vs. "Corn subsidies are the backbone of how many farmers make their living, so we shouldn't cut corn subsidies", not "THEY STOLE THE ELECTION" and "This was a free and fair election, and nearly every challenge to that has been struck down in courts of law and by independent reviewers"


ConferenceNo2498

This is a matter of fact and not fact


bin10pac

>Their beliefs on potential issues in the election is irrelevant. If the voters believe there should be further review, then it is their job to give their constituents a voice. Its not a representative's job to give voice in congress to every belief held by a constituent. Is a representative obliged to espouse his constituents' racist or anti semitic, or sexist views? Is a representative obliged to represent his Qanon constituents by pressuring the FBI to direct resources toward investigating an imaginary paedophile pizza parlour? Is a representative required to ready Congress for the release of Krakens, just because her constituents have been duped into thinking they exist? This isn't the way representative democracy works. A candidate stands for election. They put forward their manifesto - ie what they will do with the power of office, if voters put their *trust* in the candidate. While in office, they hold town halls and justify the actions they've taken. Then at the end of their term, if they stand for reelection, their record is judged by the electorate. Between election and reelection, representatives are *trusted* to represent their constituents as they see fit, within the framework of the law and constitution. E.g If the majority of constituents in a state decide in a vote that they wish to secede from the US, should secession immediately become the policy of their elected Senators? Of course not. >Yes, and their conscience tells then to give their voters a voice. If this is the case, why are Republicans secretly telling Kinzinger that they support the investigation into Jan 6th, while publicly opposing it? >You are simply upset that you disagree with many American voters. And you would thus prefer such voters have poor representation. In this instance, my issue with with Representatives behaving publicly in contradiction to their private beliefs. Its hard to describe this behaviour as anything other than cowardly.


ithriosa

>Is a representative obliged to espouse his constituents' racist or anti semitic, or sexist views? I never said obliged, but rather they should. If constituents have a sexist or racist reason for wanting something, then the representative for make it heard. >Is a representative obliged to represent his Qanon constituents by pressuring the FBI to direct resources toward investigating an imaginary paedophile pizza parlour? The pizza gate thing is an extremely small minority,, however hypothetically, If a huge number of the constituents want that done. Then yes >Is a representative required to ready Congress for the release of Krakens, just because her constituents have been duped into thinking they exist? Again a representative should let the beliefs of their constituents have a voice, even if the representative themself does not as strongly believe. A better analogy is many religious beliefs, which many Americans find as silly, but for other it is a formative and important part of the political identity and wishes. >This isn't the way representative democracy works In practice, it is. You are now contradicting yourself now. Even you stated that the US representative democracy IS working like this for most of the GOP. You believe that it shouldn't work like this, but in practice it does. For instance many in the UK hold myths about Brexit, and their representatives peddled the same myths as their constituents. >If the majority of constituents in a state decide in a vote that they wish to secede from the US, should secession immediately become the policy of their elected Senators? Of course not. If those constituents also believe that succession is legal, and a political priority. Then yes. And in practice it has been. There are many elected officials in the US who support secession vocally due to overwhelming support from some constituent groups. You seem to be very disconnected from reality. >If this is the case, why are Republicans secretly telling Kinzinger that they support the investigation into Jan 6th, while publicly opposing it? Do you think every republican is saying this to Kinzinger? For the few who do, then they further support my point. They personally support it, but they believe that it is their moral obligation to use their official support the views of their constituents on this issue, rather than to use their official powers to support their own personal views. >In this instance, my issue with with Representatives behaving publicly in contradiction to their private beliefs. Its hard to describe this behaviour as anything other than cowardly. A lawyer shouldn't bash and misrepresent their client in front of a judge simply because they personally disagree with their client. The politicians are placing the will of their voters over their own individual will. That is a good thing. Again, you only have an issue with this because you dislike their voters. If you were to have a conversation with their voters, then you would likely have much of the same dislike of their policy positions.


isadog420

Oath of office. Full stop.


gusterfell

If this is the way the system is meant to work, why not just dispense with representatives altogether and go with a simple direct democracy? The purpose of a representative is to do what is in their constituents' best interest, not necessarily what the constituents want. An election is the constituency saying they trust this person to use their own best judgement.


Sickofusernames95

I agree to a point. But they also took an oath to protect their constituents from anyone who is a traitor to their country and our democracy. They are privy to more information than their constituents and should be compelled by their oath to do the right thing. So far Cheney and Kinzinger seem to be the only ones who took that oath seriously.


whimsylea

Huh? You still have an obligation to the truth. Representing your constituents does not excuse knowingly upholding a lie. And, by the by, a rep isn't just there to be a mouthpiece for their local majority. We use representative democracy because direct democracy would be impractical; most voters have a sense of what they support and may be very aware of what they want on certain particular issues, but they have their own jobs and lives and are not experts on policy. We elect and pay representatives to take on that work for us. Besides, a truly good representative should largely favor the positions of the local majority, but should still be looking to abide by our laws and the constitution, as well as take into consideration the constituents that didn't vote for them. None of that should result in pretending to believe the same thing as your constituents, especially when those constituents only believe it so strongly because you were complicit in the spread of fake news to begin with.


isadog420

But somehow that doesn’t apply, when they vote to overturn voter referendums, say like, decriminalizing or legalizing mj. Or with Manchin’s daughter’s mega-pharmaceutical company moving offshore. Could you please ELI 5 that for me?


ithriosa

>ELI 5 I am not familiar with that term >But somehow that doesn’t apply, when they vote to overturn voter referendums, say like, decriminalizing or legalizing mj. Note that I never said the entire constituency. Rather their voters. Imagine a district with 6 Republicans and 4 democrats. 6 Republicans voted on a House member, with the expectation that she would give them a voice. The state votes on Marajuana and 4 democrats say yes 2 Republicans say yes, and 4 Republicans say no. 6/10 people in the vote wanted weed, but 4/6 of the voters do not want it. Naturally the House member would have reason to fight against it. I was giving you the benefit of the doubt in that case because such votes are rarely done by congressional district. so just because a state says yes, doesn't mean a specific district in the state says yes. If you support an anti weed district in a pro weed state, them of course you should oppose weed When Republicans overwhelmingly support weed, their representatives are usually fine with it.


apsae27

Wedded to their *money FTFY


hedgetank

I think it's far more likely that the party is far more compromised than people think, and certain people in power such as McConnell hold far more leverage on others than we know, ~~giving them a lot of leverage.~~ making it easy to keep the party in line. Edited: fixed redundancy.


bin10pac

Great point.


unlimited_miscreant

It’s the best job in the world. Easy schedule, great benefits, you get to feel like a big shot, and there endless opportunities to increase your personal wealth. I believe these people will do anything to keep that job once they get it.


giro_di_dante

It’s one of the world’s easiest and cushiest jobs if you can get it.


mkat5

if a bear shits in the woods and nobody sees it, did the bear really shit in the woods?


buttergun

That's not how kabuki theater works.


Blastmaster29

He could out them but they’ll just deny publicly so it doesn’t matter


GetOutOfTheHouseNOW

Which would be worse: outed as gay, or outed as knowing Trump is full of shit?


ItIsAToothpickMan

I don’t understand why this exists as statement of any merit. MLK stated “"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter." "In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends." There’s no courage here at all.


bloodyell76

I don’t care what any politician says in private. I barely care what they say in public, if it isn’t reflected in the policies they actually champion and vote for when it comes down to it. What legislation do they actually vote for/ against? That’s the only thing that matters. Too many talk one way and vote another.


ItIsAToothpickMan

Excellent point. If I privately tell you I support Senate Bill Save The Walruses and then vote against said bill, my quiet original “support” doesn’t mean Jack shit (for my integrity and those poor walruses)


The_Umpire_Lestat

Ahh but there's always some unrelated amendment that lets you back out & be off the hook as needed; in that particular case it was funding those damned sealions their own cable channel.


runthepoint1

You forgot that maybe I disliked one little thing in the bill so actually THAT’S why I’m voting no


san_serifs

Integrity is when your words and actions align. There's very little integrity in Congress.


Anagnorsis

Yup, who gives a shit what they say. All that matters is id their work and votes represents the interests of their constituents. We should ignore campaigns, debates, and speaches and just look at their work record. That's who they are.


ItIsAToothpickMan

And another one “He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it. He who accepts evil without protesting against it is really cooperating with it.” Martin Luther King Jr. There’s no encouragement (even though it’s implied there should be) by the quiet discomfort that we might have a silent group of folks that are uncomfortable with the events of January 6th.


BenedictD0nald

> >There’s no encouragement (even though it’s implied there should be) by the quiet discomfort that we might have a silent group of folks that are uncomfortable with the events of January 6th. Well said.


Nunya13

This quote makes me uneasy. It’s the exact mentality the Christian Right uses to justify why they can’t just let gay people live their lives. They believe they *have* to make a stink about the audacity of someone being gay because if they don’t, they are “perpetrating” and “cooperating” with it.


rastilin

It's also the mentality that made people fight against slavery. I'm sorry it makes you uncomfortable when people stand by their principles (even when those principles are really stupid).


Nunya13

Don’t put words in my mouth.


SkyPeopleArt

Complacency equals complicity.


-Anti-fascist

Republicans are known to hate MLK for what he did. They will never forgive him for bringing equality to the US. I highly doubt they will take his advice.


mathazar

It's not statement of merit, it's a statement of shame and hypocrisy, but important nonetheless. It further exposes that Republicans know what happened January 6 and are either covering it up or playing political theater to their base.


HotpieTargaryen

Oh yeah, I am against sedition, just keep it on the DL. -One of two major political parties in the US


ItIsAToothpickMan

Down Low Sedition would be an awesome indie band name or independent newspaper


Limp-Will919

This is 107.6GQP, and right now we're about to play a new single from Down Low Sedition called Capitol murder. Enjoy!


socsa

As sad as it is, there's a real risk that if they are too aggressive about disowning Trump that they will all lose primary races to actual goose stepping Nazis who will make bringing the country back from the brink nearly impossible if they get a Tea Party sized foothold in Congress. Not to excuse the overall culpability of the GOP in this mess, but I do somewhat understand the strategic importance of trying to deal with this as quietly as possible.


Jestdrum

Better the Nazi you know, I guess


monkeywithgun

Kinzinger says 'a lot' of Republicans ~~have privately conveyed support for his January 6 stance~~ are cowards.


donttrythis3000

No shit! All these R’s hate trump. They all hate him, the same as they hated him in 2016. None of these assholes REALLY believes the election was rigged or stolen- they are not that stupid (I don’t think..?) it honestly appears that they’ve just figuratively sold their souls to the devil. It is clear that the base doesn’t give a flyin fark if any of this is true or not- as long as red side wins- so, who are congresspeople to mess with the formula?


ReflexImprov

If they don't have the basic courage to take a stand like he does publicly, then they have no business being in Congress.


ItIsAToothpickMan

It just reeks of “people are saying” vibes. Citation needed, right?!


nordic-nomad

Nah, makes them second guess each other and start talking more to learn what their real strength is and if they can over throw their evil leadership potentially. It’s why they view anyone out of line as so dangerous in the Republican Party, they can server as a focal point and everyone else might realize they’re not the only ones ashamed and disgusted by what’s happened to it. It’s a good tactic in this moment.


Hegario

Respect for MTG for being crazy enough to stand behind her convictions. /S


outerworldLV

Nor representing constituents that are this detrimental to the country. We need representatives that actually think.


NameTaken25

If they won't say it, won't vote for it, then that's not supporting it, Adam


MotorDrive

Absolutely, all these Republicans are either cowards or traitors and need to be voted out at a minimum. Join us at /r/voteDEM to stay on top of elections and opportunities to volunteer to keep Republicans out of power at the local, state and federal levels!


LifeExpConnoisseur

Ha! If only that moral was in affect. The liars, cheats and cowards do well in Congress. For now at least


mescal813

Start term limits. Start by voting them out. First register as a republican then vote democrat ticket. That will drive them crazy.


KazeNilrem

And? Sorry but "privately conveyed support" is meaningless. It in no way aids in the investigation, nor does it help this county. All it says is that per the norm, their bs is an act and they are perfectly fine with manipulating their voters. Do you know why Republicans have zero worries about punishing those like Cheney? It is because there are very few of them speaking openly. If these cowards actually spoke up, no way could there be actions. But again, their cowardice shows their true colors.


BenedictD0nald

Got it. So the rest are unpatriotic cowards.


ItIsAToothpickMan

Regardless of what stance they take, the most unpatriotic part of this article is that they aren’t sharing their positions publicly as an elected official. The food or whatever at the Capitol must be amazing for folks to want to stay there so bad they’re now worried to share their beliefs publicly.


Suralin0

I think some of them are also privately worried about finding polonium in their coffee.


dryfire

The ones privately sharing support are the unpatriotic cowards. If you are against treason you should probably say it out loud. The others are straight up fascist.


creature_report

This actually makes it worse, thanks.


skr_replicator

Exactly, they basically admitted that they fully know and believe that their votes and public statements are evil and they are too corrupted to do anything about it. Not just brainwashed like their own base. They just took away even their excuse of criminal insanity.


assumeyouknownothing

Yet they don’t have the courage to speak out themselves. No surprise here


FiendishHawk

I bet those “lot” of Republicans say precisely the opposite when talking to Trump. They are two-faced - always saying what they think the other person wants to hear. Kinzinger is a fool if he thinks they privately agree with him.


1-877-SEND-NUDES

Why not just cut the party politics bullshit and say it publicly? Is it really that hard?


Warglebargle2077

Because they want to have their cake and eat it too. They hope Kinzinger et al will take care of this for them while they continue fleecing the Trumpistas right up to the last minute.


ScoopsMcGillicutty

A lot of my past girlfriends have privately conveyed that my dick is huge


sand2sound

They're private about your privates


ProtonPi314

So what! This means nothing, they are still cowards. People need to go public with all this , no more lies , we need politicians who live in reality, we need voters who live in reality before its too late.


sand2sound

It's great to know there are 'a lot' of Republicans brave enough to stand up for America by privately telling someone who is they support him. Privately. ||l| l|l l|l l|l l|l l|l|l .. . . . . . . Do I need to add an /s? Laid it on so thick it's dripping. Edit: stupid mobile formatting. Moments of my life. Wasted.


Hegario

Eric Swalwell was a guest on the MeidasTouch podcast a short while ago and he said that all the Ted Cruz's and Jim Jordans in private say how they have to have this role that they play in front of the media and how it's like they're WWE heels doing performance art. They also have nice conversations in private. Swalwell also said how he respects MTG more than either Jordan or Cruz because at least she's crazy enough to stand behind her conviction and isn't a hypocrite like the rest. There are no nice conversations with MTG.


Go_West_Chris

I never really understood this sentiment. How can you say you respect someone because they are confident in their hateful views? Isn’t this the same thing as Trump’s, “fine people on both sides”? I don’t see anything respectable about this vile moron.


Hegario

What I understood he meant is that while Cruz and Jordan who according to him are both really nice guys in private, are extremely duplicitous and two-faced hypocrites while MTG on the other hand is what you see is what you get. It's easier to deal with a person like that when you know what you're getting. Also he was in no way advocating MTG's views on anything.


Go_West_Chris

Yeah, I got that, but we aren’t talking about reasoned differences on child tax credits, ethanol subsidies or foreign aid. She is an unstable, antisemitic fascist. Being an honest pos is still being a pos. I don’t see anything respectable about it.


SignificantGolf9871

I bet a lot of Nazis confided in Oskar Schindler that they thought he was doing a good thing but then went back to being complicit in murdering millions because of power, money, fear, or all three. They can fuck directly off until they do something or say something publicly.


Ill-Agent

Stop it...unless you name them or they reveal themselves, you may as well say you saw the Loch Ness Monster in Lake Michigan.


tim_skellington

"Privately" because they are cowards. The GOP is the party of cowardice.


meatball402

Fuck them. They know what's right and letting the country go down the drain for what? Money? A few more years clinging to power? Spineless traitors, the lot of them.


sevenproxies07

How about this, secretly record them and out every single one of them, why the fuck are we playing games with democracy? traitors


ArbysKnights

"privately conveyed" Fucking cowards.


cryptkeepers_nutsack

Those people are cowards.


innerbootes

Fucking cowards.


Rmf16

Fucking cowards.


cheesefondue

Present them


sussoutthemoon

What's his goal here in saying this? I'll tell you what it is. He wants to 'rehabilitate' the Republican Party. Meaning rehab its image but not actually change anything about it. This guy is an asshole. Same goes for Liz Cheney. They are right-wingers and people are going to end up being very sorry for the oxygen they gave their 'honorable Republican' storyline. Just wait and see.


Wonderful_Treat_6993

I agree. This guy admits to voting for Trump in 2016 and claims to have written in a name that he just can't recall in 2020. He still has toxic Republican views. He does not support Biden or your working class family. He does not want you to have affordable healthcare. I think he saw a chance to shine. I can't remember the last time I watched the Sunday news without seeing this guy smirking as everyone flatters him.


sussoutthemoon

>I think he saw a chance to shine Absolutely. He's maneuvering. He sees this as his chance to become the acceptable face of the party.


surfteacher1962

I don't care what they say in private. They are too cowardly and afraid of Trump and their own voters to come out and say it openly. What a bunch of cowards.


Wonderful_Treat_6993

This feels a lot like 'will Susan Collins vote with the Dems this time?' What does it matter? Even if they don't like Trump, they do not care if your family has healthcare or a safe workplace, clean water or air. They do not care about you.


NeutralBias

I really dont understand the GOP. If they all came out in unison and condemned the riot, said Joe Biden was legitimately elected, and Trump is a traitor, then Fox News and their various cretins would have no where to put their support. They would *have* to change their tack because there would be no GOP politician to support. I mean, do they really want to be beholden to trump, hannity, etc? Time and time again theyre given off ramps and they never fucking take them.


Bithlord

> I mean, do they really want to be beholden to trump, hannity, etc? Time and time again theyre given off ramps and they never fucking take them. It's a priosner's dillema thing. By not acting they are making it worse for everyone, but if only one (or a few) act, those ones get screwed. Maximal benefit is for everyone to act together, but as soon as you have some who don't the benefit shifts to those who didn't act.


1000_pi10ts

Sure they have, because they love America, but they are also such unbelievable pussies that they cannot take a stand. McCarthy is a total pos.


Cdub7791

What? Republicans are spineless cowards who won't say publicly what they (allegedly) really feel? I'm shocked.


CranstonWonston

Hey, you and Liz Cheney are still ginormous pieces of shit. We know y'alls voting record.


Warglebargle2077

They’re cowards, then. If they don’t say it publicly, they are *complicit.* End of story.


Hypergiants

Spineless cowards. All of them are untrustworthy.


psufan5

Name them. Get in front of a microphone and name them.


Graphics_Nerd

Cowards, the lot of them. Stop enabling this lunacy and do the right thing ***publicly*** for once in your miserable careers.


rfm17

Fucking cowards.


MoroccoGMok

Pretty damn spineless if they don’t publicly support the investigation. They fear angering the tangerine twat.


schrod

Fascism has an advantage over democracy as it enacted McCarthyism in the face of anything it deemed leftist and will do it again once it takes hold. Democracy allows fascists to have the freedom to lie, and blatantly support insurrection until the slow grind of justice catches up with them. It might be too little too late. Non fascist republicans are already at risk. If fascists get back in office we will all be fearful of what we do and say like most decent republicans are today.


ProtocolGeminiReddit

Privately cowards…


RanchBaganch

I wish these politicians would stop making these broad statements about things supposedly said to them in private. Especially for Kinzinger, since he doesn’t have much more to lose since he’s one of only a few sane Republicans, he should be naming these Republicans and make them go on the defensive. ETA: Democrats do this too, and they have absolutely nothing to lose by calling out their Republican colleagues.


Dawg1001

I so dislike spineless politicians. If you don’t have the balls to speak what you believe, regardless of consequences, stay out of Washington.


crystalclearwater87

Name them or shut up


vermilliongirl

Cowards, the whole lot of them.


Shem_the_Penman

Fucking name them. Reference specific conversations. Anything other than this. I happen to think Kinzinger’s opening statement and questions were exactly what the January 6th commission needs. But I don’t know why he’s being vague with statements like this. Publicly out these republicans and have them try to deny it later under oath.


SSBN635

if there not saying anything in public there pussies


mach2sloth

Subpoena him for those names. These are traitors.


song4this

it is the public conveyance that matters...still better than squatdiddly...


PlayingtheDrums

It's not a majority. If it was a majority, Cheney wouldn't have been removed from her leadership position.


PuppetWithNoStrings

It seems as if certain groups of people are capable of finding their backbone only when the lights are off and nobody else around.


SewAlone

Call them out by name. Also, has he not heard the term "actions speak louder than words?" They are bullshitting him. Phony two-faces.


1976kdawg

Privately is cowardly. Typical


GraceSilverhelm

If they want to support him, then they need to find their voices and do that. This is the real job of government, and these people work for us.


wdomeika

And he believes them? Sorry Adam, due respect but your colleagues who support The Lie but tell you that “really we support you” are full of shit. Ignore them and move on…


Oiggamed

They are all a bunch of pussies.


Pholusactual

Gutless cowards. What happened to "Say what you mean, mean what you say." Another effing fake conservative "value."


[deleted]

I don’t remember who it was, but a Democrat said that loads of Republicans wanted to vote for impeachment but were terrified of getting shot. They were crying to him about it. I don’t think they deserve any sympathy, though. They helped to birth this monster. If there’s a hell, they can be sure to have a place in one of the its rings. Wherever cowards go.


SkekSith

See, now he has to name names. And he won’t.


KingReffots

That’s politics unfortunately. They represent their base well.


riceisnice29

And they’re literally fighting him in public for all to see. Wtf are you even responding to them with Kinzinger? “Oh you guys, I knew you had my back on this!” “Hell no! I mean, goodluck but look at all this grifting!”


InclementImmigrant

Yeah, yeah. We've heard this for months and we've heard "We really don't support Trump" for years. Nothing but lies and bullshit.


Formulka

It's a shame Republicans only have balls in private.


sirlearnzalot

Private balls are useless. “Ball out with your balls out” I always say…or at least I just said it just now.


ericwphoto

It doesn't count unless they do it publicly.


Faageddabowdit

You mean cowards are secretly saying things they fear their base would kill them over if they said them publicly?


Ironthoramericaman

I mean they're not dumb. There's a few true believers, but I'd wager most of em know it's bullshit. They're just power hungry and spineless


Balve

They are absolutely gaslighting him. This is the same tactic they use to gaslight Biden; who then ends up loving bipartisanship. They’re all cowards at the end of the day.


mcmenacrew

So what… like two or three? Such a traitor


mattjf22

All of them are cowards with zero principles.


TUGrad

Doesn't really mean anything considering they are spreading misinformation daily in the media.


drummerIRL

If they aren't doing it publicly, they are fucking cowards.


mankymonk

The subpoena their under oath testimony on this exact subject. Subpoena every, single, one.


parallelmeme

That's what happens when people (republicunt politicians) put their lifestyle and comforts above their sworn duties. They will lie, cheat and steal to improve their odds of keeping their job and salary at the expense of all their constituents, their state and the nation. Too bad Kinzinger didn't call them coward to their faces.


dark_descendant

Just proves how spineless most of the Republicans in Congress truly are.


spaitken

So he just sort of admits his party is a bunch of cowards who’d let the US burn as long as they get to give orders to those who survive?


BuriedByAnts

the party of courage


mistercartmenes

That's nice, dear...


MenaFWM

It’s sad they do it privately and put their own re-election before the country.


Kettleballer

They want credit for being cowards? Give your balls a tug, Trump humpers.


MrUnionJackal

Utterly lacking the courage of their convictions, of course. This is like politicians sending "thoughts and prayers" to mass-shooting survivors.


MoonShadowArt

Most Republicans have no personal honour. They lie and cheat to benefit themselves.


Sinnercin

Wish they’d grow some balls and actually speak up in public.


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Ok, let’s get you back to the asylum.