Adam Kinzinger: A G.O.P. critic of Trump and his role on Jan. 6.
As lawmakers scrambled to evacuate the House chamber while a mob of pro
Trump supporters stormed the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, Representative
Adam Kinzinger, Republican of Illinois, was blunt about what was unfolding.
“This is a coup attempt,” Mr. Kinzinger wrote on Twitter.
Unlike a vast majority of his Republican colleagues, Mr. Kinzinger has remained steadfast
in condemning what happened that day and the role of President Donald J. Trump in stoking it.
Some of those colleagues initially faulted
Mr. Trump but later walked back their criticism and downplayed the severity of the attack.
He has maintained his position despite reprehension
from his colleagues, his political party and even members of his family.