FTR: Kinzinger is often described as anti Trump. His voting record, however, demonstrates 90.2% support for Trump and his policy agenda. Kinzinger did not vote to impeach the 1st time, favored border wall policies, tax cuts for the wealthy in '17 etc:…
Comparatively: Rep. Liz Cheney, also named by Pelosi to sit on the select 1.6 committee, heavily favored Trump's agenda and also did not vote to impeach the first time. Her record: 92.9%.
The first witnesses to appear Tuesday will be U.S. Capitol Police Sergeant Aquilino Gonnell, U.S. Capitol Police Private First Class Harry Dunn, and Metropolitan Police Department officers Michael Fanone and Daniel Hodges.…
Literally, said it yesterday: Generalizing lawmakers as "anti Trump" or now, like McCarthy has said today, "Pelosi Republicans" --- not always as helpful as some people may think. This skews both Cheney and Kinzinger's actual voting records.
And Cheney's reaction appears to confirm the theory posited, this political game playing with language serves few people, just exacerbates politicization of a significant event:

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Good morning. The first hearing of the committee tasked to investigate the attack on the U.S. Capitol on January 6th gets underway today. Thread will start here. Lawmakers debut the committee with testimony from officers who were on the front lines against the mob
I am in the room and we are about a half hour from starting. The panelists today will be US Capitol Police Sergeant Aquilino Gonnell, U.S. Capitol Police Private First Class Harry Dunn and Metropolitan Police Department officers Michael Fanone and Daniel Hodges. Image
Witnesses are taking their seats. Pictured below is Officer Michael Fanone with his hand resting on Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee's shoulder. Hodges and Dunn are seated to the left, Gonnell on the right. Image
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#BREAKING Chairman of the select 1/6 committee, Bennie Thompson, names the senior staff investigating the attack on the Capitol: David Buckley, Kristin Amerling, Hope Goins, Candyce Phoenix and Tim Mulvey.
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Kristin Amerling will serve as deputy staff director & chief counsel. She is the former deputy counsel for the DoT & once served as chief counsel to the House cmtes on Energy/Commerce plus Oversight; she oversaw probes into Hurricane Katrina, '08 fin. crisis and the War in Iraq.
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.@LeaderHoyer: "We are going to proceed. If the speaker decides to withhold the 3 and name 2 others, so be it, we're going to proceed and we're going to get the facts and get those facts known to the American people and it will be widely covered. There will be a lot of witnesses"
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Oh yeah, well I tried to tell you so - yes I did - but I guess you didn't know, as the saddest story goes ... return of the masks... there it is... return of the masks... come on... return of the masks.. Oh God....
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