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Here’s The List: The 9 Republicans Who Joined Democrats In Voting to Hold Steve Bannon In Contempt

In voting to discredit Congress Steve Bannon for defying an order from the House Select Committee investigating the Capitol Riot, nine Republicans and two Democrats voted.

The group of GOPers willing to go along with the Democrats includes the usual suspects – favorite lap puppies of the Democrat Party, Representatives Adam Kinzinger (IL) and Liz Cheney (WY), as well as others who voted to impeach former President Donald Trump.

Like Cheney and Kinzinger, Anthony Gonzalez (OH), Jaime Herrera Beutler(WA), John Katko [NY], Peter Meijer and Fred Upton (MI) voted in favor of impeachment Bannon to be treated with contempt.

Surprise additions to the House select committee’s maneuver were Representatives Nancy Mace (SC) and Brian Fitzpatrick (PA).

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These are the Republicans who voted to hold Steve Bannon in contempt

Bannon refuted the subpoena that was based upon executive privilege claims made by the ex-President.

The House voted to support the recommendation for criminal contempt. Now, the matter will be sent to the Justice Department to determine its final disposition.

Attorney General Merrick Garland said the DOJ will “apply the facts and the law and make a decision” when it comes to the referral.

It’d be interesting to know if those Republicans who went along with the contempt vote for Steve Bannon did so as support for the House committee charade, or if they have an eye on 2022.

Republicans will likely make significant gains in the Senate and House, so subpoena authority for committees they own could be crucial.

Mace admitted this fact, and it is an admirable one.

“I want the power to subpoena,” she told reporters.

“When we start investigating some of the crises that are facing the Biden administration right now — whether we’re talking about the border or the botched exit from Afghanistan — there are a lot of things that I’m going to want to investigate when we’re in the majority,” added Mace.

RELATED: Kinzinger says Republicans must stand up to Trump, just like Flight 93 did for terrorists on 9/11

Did They Give Up Their Futures for the Cause?

It is unclear whether Mace or the other candidate will be subject to backlash from Republicans.

Axios reports that the nine Republicans who voted for Steve Bannon’s contempt found they consider themselves to have made a significant sacrifice.

“A small contingent of House Republicans risked their political futures on Thursday, they say, in the name of constitutional responsibility,” Axios writes.

The 9 Republicans “are now in peril of becoming political pariahs,” opening themselves up “to potential primary challengers and public attacks” from Trump.

Yes, they’re all heroes in their own minds.

Ask Kinzinger. He recently said that anyone standing up against Trump or his former aides is just as heroic than Todd Beamer, the heroes from Flight 93 and those who gave their lives to stop a terrorist attack at the Capitol.

No, sadly, I’m not kidding.

“People have to stand up and say this is wrong,” said Kinzinger of Bannon’s defiance. “We’ve got to – if you think about heroics on Flight 93 that saved the Capitol in 2001, it wasn’t Todd Beamer alone.”

“It was everybody standing up and saying we’ve had enough,” he added. “We’re going to sacrifice ourselves to do this, and right now we need more Republicans to stand up, and lead your people.”

Even if Bannon is being investigated by the Justice Department, it is not common for the Justice Department to bring charges and the result is often a sentence of imprisonment.

 

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