Rep. Adam Kinzinger Monday accused GOP House Leader Kevin McCarthy of ignoring his warnings of violence before the Jan. 6 Capitol riot and said the California Republican’s leadership should be under fire rather than that of the third-ranking Republican, Rep. Liz Cheney.
“I actually thought the person that should have their leadership challenged was Kevin McCarthy after Jan. 6,” Kinzinger, R-Ill., said during an event with the National Press Club on Monday.
Kinzinger tweeted earlier Monday that he raised concerns with McCarthy that the falsehoods of former President Donald Trump and Republicans about the election being stolen would lead to violence, but McCarthy dismissed his concerns.
McCarthy’s office did not immediately respond to requests for comment about the allegations.
A few days before Jan 6, our GOP members had a conference call. I told Kevin that his words and our party’s actions would lead to violence on January 6th. Kevin dismissively responded with “ok Adam, operator next question.” And we got violence.
— Adam Kinzinger (@AdamKinzinger) May 10, 2021
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