Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) tried to get a shot in at Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) on his way out of office, but it didn’t go well for him.
Boebert posted a tweet on Thursday last week commenting on the decision of outgoing Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s hand-selected January 6 Committee to pull the plug on its misguided attempt to subpoena President Donald Trump before the panel. She noted that she “thought they were sooooo close to catching him? I thought his imprisonment was ‘imminent’ and ‘inevitable?’”
Boebert added, “Weren’t the walls closing in? Oh, well. Better luck next time, kids.”
Never give up the dream, I guess, Adam.
If there is a next time you will be watching on TV though.
Keep the Kleenex nearby! https://t.co/VuHbxm4456
— Lauren Boebert (@laurenboebert) December 30, 2022
Kinzinger is one of two notorious never-Trump Republicans chosen by Pelosi for her committee, along with Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY). Kinzinger did not stand for reelection last November. Cheney went down in a humiliating defeat by nearly 30 percentage points in the Wyoming GOP primary last fall.
He responded to Boebert’s tweet with: “Nah don’t worry. His time will come… ain’t over.”
Boebert got in a shot at Kinzinger’s soon-to-be-over House membership and his reputation for emotional crying for the camera by replying: “Never give up the dream, I guess, Adam. If there is a next time you will be watching on TV though. Keep the Kleenex nearby!”
The January 6 Committee announced as one of its last official acts last Wednesday that it was formally withdrawing the subpoena it had issued to Trump. As the next House is sworn in on Tuesday with a GOP majority, most observers expect Pelosi’s committee will then be immediately disbanded.
Committee chair Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-MS) sent a letter to Trump’s attorneys that said, “In light of the imminent end of our investigation, the Select Committee can no longer pursue the specific information covered by the subpoena.”
President Trump filed a lawsuit against the committee last November seeking a federal court order dissolving the subpoena.
In addition to dismissing the subpoena, the committee issued a report last week that asked Joe Biden’s Attorney General Merrick Garland to pursue a collection of criminal charges against Trump. Pelosi’s panel claimed that Trump orchestrated a “multi-part conspiracy” to overthrow the federal government.
President Trump responded to the dismissal of the subpoena by posting on his Truth Social account:
Was just advised that the Unselect Committee of political Thugs has withdrawn the Subpoena of me concerning the January 6th Protest of the CROOKED 2020 Presidential Election. They probably did so because they knew I did nothing wrong, or they were about to lose in Court. Perhaps the FBI’s involvement in RIGGING the Election played into their decision. In any event, the Subpoena is DEAD!