Rep. Gosar: Remove Cheney, Kinzinger from GOP Caucus

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“We must remove them from the caucus. How can we trust them anymore? Politics is a war.”

By Catherine Mortensen

Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.) is calling for Reps. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) and Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.) to be removed from the Republican caucus for their failure to follow “party protocols.”

In an exclusive interview with Americans for Limited Government, Rep. Gosar said Cheney and Kinzinger should not be participating in Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s Jan. 6 capitol breach investigation.

“I find it interesting that we would ever agree to speak in the same room as a caucus with those two,” Gosar explained. “It’s like living with an enemy combatant. You don’t tell what you’re doing in caucus to your enemy, or the other side. I think a lot of people are very uneasy with that.”

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy has threatened to strip Cheney and Kinzinger of their committee assignments for participating on Pelosi’s committee in defiance of his request that no GOP members participate after Pelosi removed two other GOP representatives from the panel.

According to the New York Post, Freedom Caucus Chairman Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.) has introduced a resolution aimed at removing Cheney and Kinzinger from the House GOP conference Tuesday morning.

The call to oust them from the House GOP conference has been met with praise from conservatives.

“I am extremely supportive of Representative Biggs’ resolution, which he attempted to introduce today,” Rep. Matt Rosendale (R-Mont.) said in a statement. “You can’t spend halftime in the opponent’s locker room and expect the team to welcome you back for the rest of the game. I hope the GOP Conference will seriously consider this.”

According to the New York Post, the resolution was referred to an internal committee, and is expected to be shut down by GOP leadership, one senior GOP source confirmed. It would need the support of two-thirds of the conference to pass, a difficult task with both Cheney and Kinzinger retaining a number of allies within the party.

Reproduced with permission. Original here.

In addition to calling for their removal Gosnar is demanding to know why the Department of Justice won’t release 14,000 hours of surveillance video that in some cases, may exonerate individuals being held prisoners for their alleged involvement in the Jan. 6 Capitol breach. He says those prisoners are being treated worse than inmates in Gitmo.