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Adam Kinzinger Burns Rubio Down For Minimizing The Gravity Of Jan. 6: ‘What Happened To You, Man?’

For the past two days, many Republicans have been trying to pretend the January 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol was just a minor event which should be forgotten. Of course, they feel that way largely because they aren’t willing to blame failed, one-term former President Donald Trump and some of their fellow GOP members of Congress for their role in the attack which left five people dead.

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) was one of those Republicans who tried to minimize the gravity of what took place a year ago at the Capitol, posting this on Twitter:

Upscale liberals? What in the hell does that even mean? Is that code for something more noxious that Rubio is trying to get across to the extreme right-wing of his party, which has now taken complete control of the GOP?

January 6 was in many ways even worse than Pearl Harbor or 9/11 because it was committed by our fellow Americans. And it proves that the biggest threat we now face in this country is the enemy within. They have sworn allegiance to one man and are willing to destroy the United States out of blind, fanatical loyalty to Donald Trump.

Fortunately, there are a few rational Republicans left in the United States, and one of them, Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL), a member of the House Select Committee on Jan. 6, took Rubio to task for his tweet:

Problem is, Rubio isn’t better than this. He may have pretended to be at one time, but those days are long gone. Now he’s just another delusional lemming trying to curry favor with the MAGA faithful. Oh, and Marco is also running for reelection in November, so he has to make sure his right flank is protected.

People like Adam Kinzinger should be cheered for their moral clarity and willingness to speak out against the lies they see taking control of their party.

Marco Rubio, on the other hand, needs to be run out of town on a rail and relegated to the ash heap of history.

By Andrew Bradford

Proud progressive journalist and political adviser living behind enemy lines in Red America.

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