On Friday in Salt Lake City, the Republican National Committee voted to formally censure both Reps. Liz Cheney (R-Wyoming) and Adam Kinzinger (R-Illinois) for their part in investigating the January 6 Capitol riot.

The committee harshly criticized the two representatives for their criticism against former President Donald Trump. A resolution from the committee stated, “The conference must not be sabotaged by Representatives Liz Cheney Adam Kinzinger, who have demonstrated with actions and words, that they support Democrat efforts to destroy President Trump more than they support winning back a Republican majority in 2022.”

The resolution said that Cheney and Kinzinger are “participating in Democrat-led persecution of ordinary citizens engaged in legitimate political discourse” in their roles on the House Committee investigating January 6. This comes as now the committee is sending out subpoenas on “alternate electors” who falsely claimed that Trump won their states.

The RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel, who is Sen. Mitt Romney‘s niece, said in a statement that Cheney and Kinzinger “crossed the line.” David Bossie, an RNC member from Maryland and an architect of the RNC’s resolution, suggested that the committee could not ignore the actions of Cheney and Kinzinger.


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The Democratic National Committee stated that McDaniel and the GOP “keep reminding voters that there is no low they will not go to to protect Donald Trump and his chaos.”

Kinzinger is retiring at the end of his term while Cheney is facing a primary challenger backed by Trump.

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