Former Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-In poor health.) stated he has “no sympathy” for Peter Navarro after the previous adviser to Donald Trump was convicted on Thursday for contempt of Congress.
“We had been simply asking for data as to what they knew, and so they determined to show in opposition to Congress,” Kinzinger stated on CNN on Thursday. “I’ve no sympathy for Mr. Navarro proper now.”
Kinzinger was considered one of two Republicans who served on the Home panel investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, assault on the U.S. Capitol. He opted to not run for reelection in 2022.
“We tried again and again to arrange, you recognize, completely different instances, completely different conferences, completely different alternatives, and he refused,” he stated of Navarro. “And so that is justice. We’ll see what he finally ends up getting, however I feel definitely it’s vindicating for the committee.”
Navarro, who served as Trump’s White Home commerce adviser and pushed the previous president’s conspiracy theories in regards to the 2020 election, was discovered responsible on two counts for defying a congressional subpoena to provide paperwork and sit for a deposition about Trump’s tried coup.
Each counts are punishable by as much as a yr behind bars. Navarro’s sentencing is scheduled for Jan. 12.
One other former Trump White Home adviser, Steve Bannon, was convicted on the identical two counts in October. He was sentenced to 4 months in jail, however has remained free pending attraction.
“I feel jail time would definitely be acceptable,” Kinzinger stated of penalties for the 2 males.
“It’s not like any individual made a mistake right here and now they’re having to pay the worth. … They proactively, again and again, repeatedly ― and in some circumstances, both fundraised or bragged about it ― ignored a authorized subpoena of Congress,” he stated.
“So I feel they deserve frankly, any jail time they get,” he added.