Many politicians will try to convince anyone willing to listen that the Capitol incursion on Jan. 6, 2021, was one of the worst days in American history. Chief among them are the seven Democrats and two anti-Trump Republicans who sat on the House select committee to investigate the matter.
For one of them, however — former GOP Rep. Adam Kinzinger of Illinois — the Capitol incursion and subsequent months of investigation don’t seem to be all that bad, especially since a political action committee he launched in 2021 was hawking autographed copies of the now-irrelevant Jan. 6 committee’s final report, Fox News reported Tuesday.
The price? A cool $100.
The report signed by Kinzinger, a NeverTrumper who was one of 10 House Republicans to vote in favor of impeaching former President Donald Trump, appeared to come in book format and was listed for sale on a website belonging to Kinzinger’s PAC, Country First.
Whoever wrote the sales copy for the book held nothing back in the dramatics department.
“On January 6, 2021, the United States came perilously close to losing its democracy. A mob instigated by the president of the United States violently attacked the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C., seeking to disrupt the certification of the electors in the presidential election and prevent the peaceful transfer of power for the first time in American history,” the autographed report’s description reads.
It continues, “The attack was the culmination of a plot organized and driven by a defeated president, attempting to remain in power through a complex web of deceit, intimidation, and violence. This is the official report of the investigation into the attack — perhaps the most vital congressional investigation in American history — with exhibits, and witness testimony.”
Fox News reported the listing was removed shortly after it reported on the book sale.
Between the signed report and his new gig as a CNN senior political commentator, Kinzinger looks like he’s already enjoying the fruits of the private sector two weeks after leaving Congress.
Hilariously, when he announced he would not move forward with a re-election campaign in October 2021 — hours after the Illinois legislature approved a redrawn congressional map that ensured he wouldn’t win — Kinzinger released a bold statement concerning his future in politics.
“Let me be clear, my passion for this country has only grown,” he said in a video titled “The Next Chapter.” “My desire to make a difference is bigger than it’s ever been. … I want to make it clear, this isn’t the end of my political future but the beginning.”
It looks more like his passion to pad his bank account is bigger than it’s ever been.
Social media wasn’t kind to the former congressman.
“Adam Kinzinger is selling autographed copies of the January 6th Committee’s Report for $100. The grift is and always has been strong with Adam, but this right here is a new low. I wonder if he includes his pronouns with the autograph for maximum woke points. Just pathetic,” one Twitter user wrote.
Adam Kinzinger is selling autographed copies of the January 6th Committee’s Report for $100.
The grift is and always has been strong with Adam, but this right here is a new low.
I wonder if he includes his pronouns with the autograph for maximum woke points.
— Kevin Jenkins (@Kevdjenkins1963) January 17, 2023
“He should pay us $100 to read it,” another Twitter user wrote, though I believe it would take more than that for me to crack it open.
Keep in mind that it was only a few weeks ago that Kinzinger publicly trashed Donald Trump Jr. for endorsing a popular line of American-made “We the People” Bibles.
“Oh the irony. The fact that some Christians dont see the problem here is more affirmation that it’s not the GOP that has failed Christians, it’s the church. Good Pastors and Priests rise up and call this out,” he tweeted Jan. 2.
Oh the irony.
The fact that some Christians dont see the problem here is more affirmation that it’s not the GOP that has failed Christians, it’s the church.
Good Pastors and Priests rise up and call this out. https://t.co/OKRFxRdNhd
— Adam Kinzinger #fella (@AdamKinzinger) January 3, 2023
“Oh, the irony” is correct, Mr. Kinzinger.
This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.