Mark Zuckerberg’s admission to Joe Rogan that Facebook hid the Hunter Biden laptop story ahead of the 2020 election at the bidding of the FBI has outraged most major Republicans. But Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) — who just lost her re-election bid — and Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL), both of whom have repeatedly cited their devotion to the Constitution in explaining their roles on the Jan. 6 committee, have yet to weigh in.
Neither representative responded to requests for comment from The Daily Wire asking them to weigh in on the news, which broke Thursday evening. They do not appear to have otherwise publicly discussed the revelation.
“We just kind of thought, hey, look, if the FBI, which I still view as a legitimate institution in this country, it’s like very professional law enforcement, they come to us and tell us that we need to be on guard about something, then I want to take that seriously,” Zuckerberg told Rogan.
In the hours after news broke about Zuckerberg’s admission, Kinzinger tweeted about reports that former President Donald Trump’s social media platform is late paying its bills to RightForge, its web hosting company. He also criticized pro-Trump Christian pastors.
— Adam Kinzinger🇺🇦🇺🇸✌️ (@AdamKinzinger) August 26, 2022
Cheney weighed in last week on the FBI’s raid of former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home, saying, “I’ve seen no evidence that there was any political motivation.”
“I was ashamed to hear Republicans immediately and reflexively attack the FBI agents who executed the search warrant. I was disgusted when I learned that President Trump had released the names of the agents when he released the unredacted search warrant, and that has now caused violence,” Cheney added. “This is a really dangerous moment.”
And Kinzinger accused Trump of inciting his supporters against the FBI, saying in a CNN interview, “It’s ridiculous obviously for what the former president has done, in terms of saying, ‘This is an attack on my home, I did nothing wrong,’ and of course, from the little bit we know, it seems like there’s certainly good reasons for the FBI to have done what they did.”
“Yes, absolutely, 100 percent,” he responded when asked if he held Trump responsible for inciting his supporters to violence.
Kinzinger added: “Members of Congress, Senators, any Republican elected official out there that rushes to be the first on television or the first to Twitter to basically condemn the FBI — I’ll tell you as a guy who grew up in the right, and grew up as a Republican, there’s always been this strain of people who believe that the government is out there to get them, that the FBI represents that part of the government that’s out there to get people: This stokes that, it’s really dangerous, and I fear it could get worse unless people are way more responsible.”