Conservative commentator and the host of the Human Events Daily podcast, Jack Posobiec recently challenged Illinois Republican Congressman Rep. Adam Kinzinger for a debate on his podcast.
“I would be happy to invite @AdamKinzinger to any @TPUSA event anywhere in the country. Lets settle this in person. In front of thousands,” Posobiec wrote on Twitter
Adam Kinzinger is one of the only two Republican members of Congress to be sitting on the January 6th Select Committee along with Wyoming Republican Congresswoman Rep. Liz Cheney.
At a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing recently about the January 6th event, Texas Republican Senator Ted Cruz asked the FBI Executive Assistant Director, Jill Sanborn about Ray Epps
“On the night of January 5, 2021, Epps wandered around the crowd that had gathered, and there’s video of him out there chanting ‘tomorrow, we need to get into the Capitol.’ This was strange behavior,” Cruz said, “so strange that the crowd began chanting ‘fed fed fed.'”
“Was Ray Epps a fed?” Sen. Cruz asked Sanborn which Sanborn did not answer. Sen.Cruz went on to ask more follow-ups about the FBI’s involvement in the 1/6 protest “the FBI put out a public post listing, seeking information on individuals connected with violent crimes on January 6. Among those individuals… is Mr. Reps. The FBI publicly asked for information, identifying, offering cash rewards leading to information leading to the arrest.”
“This was posted and then sometime later,” he added. “magically, Mr. Epps just disappeared from the public posting, according to public records, Mr. Epps has not been charged with anything. No one’s explained why a person videoed urging people to go to the Capitol, a person whose conduct was so suspect the crowd believed he was a fed would magically disappear from the list of people the FBI was looking at.”
Sanborn did not answer any of Senator Cruz’s questions regarding the FBI’s involvement in this incident.
Arkansas Republican Senator Tom Cotton, later on, followed up on these questions “During the Jan. 6 riots last year, Mr. Epps was caught on video several times. He seemed to encourage people to enter the Capitol, to break down police barriers. Video from the rallies — from the rally down the National Mall earlier that day shows him doing the same thing. Video even from the night before, shows him encouraging people to enter the Capitol.” He asked
“Ray Epps lives in Arizona. He didn’t exactly go underground after Jan. 6, even gave an interview to local media, and he was well known to the Department of Justice. He was on the FBI’s Capital riot Most Wanted page just days after Jan. 6,” said Cotton, noting that Epps was one of the first 16 people added to the most wanted page of the Department of Justice’s website after the riot.” He continued.
“It does not appear that he’s been arrested or charged any offense in July. Without explanation he was removed from the FBIs Most Wanted page, Mr. Olson who is Ray Epps, and why was he removed from the FBI’s most wanted list?” He continued.
To which Matthew Olsen, from DOJ, responded “Senator, I don’t have any information about that individual I would differ to Ms. Sanborn for any additional information,” said Matthew Olsen of the DOJ.
The FBI had Epps listed as one of the key suspects from the incident. He was later mysteriously removed from that list and was never charged. The January 6th Select Committee released a statement after these questions, claiming that they have spoken to Epps and found “nothing of interest to report”
“The Select Committee is aware of unsupported claims that Ray Epps was an F.B.I. informant based on the fact that he was on the F.B.I. wanted list and then was removed from that list without being charged,” the statement read. “The Select Committee has interviewed Mr. Epps. Mr. Epps informed us that he was not employed by, working with or acting at the direction of any law enforcement agency on Jan. 5 or 6 or at any other time, and that he has never been an informant for the F.B.I. or any other law enforcement agency.”
Adam Kinzinger tweeted a thread contradicting his own claim about President Trump inciting the protest at the Capitol as noted by conservative commentator Raheem Kassam of The National Pulse.
Jack Posobiec retweeted Kassam’s tweet and called out Kinzinger’s hypocrisy. And later on, challenged Kinzinger for a debate to which the congressman hasn’t responded yet.
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