• Rep. Adam Kinzinger said Trump and his allies are "scared" following a recent hearing of the Jan. 6 select committee. 
  • Referencing recent testimony by Cassidy Hutchinson, Kinzinger added: "They should be."
  • In a series of tweets, he underscored that Kevin McCarthy declined to participate in the hearings. 

In a series of Sunday tweets, Rep. Adam Kinzinger said Donald Trump and his allies, including House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, are "scared" following last week's testimony by Cassidy Hutchinson before the Jan. 6 select committee. 

"This BIPARTISAN committee has been able to find out things that up until recently were denied by the Jan 6th truthers, so they are left with trying to discredit a young woman with more courage than they could muster in a lifetime. Except… that isn't working," Kinzinger tweeted.

"Cassidy doesn't seek the limelight, but she is compelled with honor. She didn't even have to swear an oath to the constitution like Kevin, Elise, Kristi Noem and others did. But she volunteered to come under oath to tell what she knows. She is a better person than them all. "

Kinzinger — an Illinois Republican and critic of Trump — is one of just two Republican members sitting on the Jan. 6 select committee. Trump-backed McCarthy had the opportunity to nominate five representatives to the commission but withdrew from participating after the nominations of Reps. Jim Jordan of Ohio and Jim Banks of Indiana were rejected.

Kinzinger said earlier this week new witnesses have come forward in the investigation following Hutchinson's testimony. 

Trump loyalists were described as "genuinely shocked" following Hutchinson's testimony, which included reports that the former president lunged at a Secret Service member and tried to get to the Capitol during the Jan. 6 attack.

"They're all scared" Kinzinger added. "They should be."

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