Kinzinger on Bannon Conviction: “You will pay the price” for ignoring a congressional subpoena

Republican Representative Adam Kinzinger (R-Illinois) said Steve Bannon’s conviction on Friday was a reflection of the price people paid for ignoring a congressional subpoena after a jury found Bannon in contempt of Congress.

“It’s good. I mean justice, right? Come on, you can plead the fifth if you want to before our committee but you can’t ignore a congressional subpoena or you’ll pay the price,” Kinzinger told co-host Jonathan Karl. On ABC’s “This Week”

“This is also for any future witnesses,” he added.

A federal jury has found Bannon guilty of two counts of contempt of Congress for defying a subpoena from the House committee to investigate the January 6, 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol.

The 68-year-old political strategist, who served as former President Trump’s campaign chief executive and White House adviser, faces a minimum sentence of 30 days in prison and a maximum of one year on each count.

Bannon has already pledged to appeal his conviction, with his lawyers arguing that the judge did not allow the main arguments to be brought to court.

“I think the law is with us in a number of situations,” Bannon told Fox News reporter Tucker Carlson. “I think some of this will really be decided and maybe even above the appellate courts. I feel very confident that we are 100 percent right in the law, but I will fight this along the way.”

The commission has summoned dozens of individuals since the start of the investigation into the riots at the Capitol.


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