Adam’s Ribshot

The GOP members who had the moral courage to hold Donald Trump to account will be viewed favorably by history. But the present is being a jackass. NYT: Adam Kinzinger’s Lonely Mission. “Adam Kinzinger, the six-term Illinois congressman, stands as enemy No. 1 — unwelcome not just in his party but also in his own family, some of whom recently disowned him. Two days after Mr. Kinzinger called for removing Mr. Trump from office following the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol, 11 members of his family sent him a handwritten two-page letter, saying he was in cahoots with ‘the devil’s army’ for making a public break with the president.” (Adam, my family thinks you’re awesome.)

+ This is not an isolated thing. NC GOP votes to censure Sen. Burr after impeachment vote.

+ How corrupted and crazy? I’m glad you asked: “Compared with the Jan. 6-7 survey, the share of Republicans who said Trump is very or somewhat responsible for the events fell 14 points, to 27 percent. Over the same time period, the share of GOP voters who blamed President Joe Biden for the riot increased 4 points (to 46 percent) while the share who blamed congressional Democrats increased 10 points (to 58 percent).” Yes, you’re reading that right. More Republicans blame Joe Biden for the riot than blame Donald Trump. (These are sad and dangerous times.)

+ Ron Johnson on Jan. 6 Capitol attack: ‘This didn’t seem like an armed insurrection to me.’ (You didn’t see what you just saw. This is fascist language 101.)

+ Leading House Democrat sues Donald Trump under a post-Civil War law for conspiracy to incite US Capitol riot.

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