Rodney Davis, a Republican, on taking on Trump and the Jan. 6 committee

 Rodney Davis, a Republican, on taking on Trump and the Jan. 6 committee

Rodney Davis, a Republican, on taking on Trump and the Jan. 6 committee

The Initial After Democrats consolidated your districts during redistricting, you lost your primary to Rep. Mary Miller (R-Ill.) two months ago. Despite receiving the support of the Illinois Farm Bureau, Reps. Mike Bost and Darin LaHood, both Republicans, you lost. Why do you believe you failed?

Eight inquiries for... Representative Rodney Davis (R-Ill.) The House committee looking into the attack on the Capitol on January 6 was criticized by Davis, who lost his primary to a Trump-backed challenger in June. We also discussed why Davis believes a Democrat won the special election for a House seat in New York. For length and clarity, this interview has been trimmed and condensed.


The Initial You were one of the 35 House Republicans who voted in favor of establishing an impartial commission to look into Jan. 6 last year. Did you know that a primary rival could use your vote against you like Miller did at the time?


Davis: Absolutely not. Sincere to say, I believe even President Trump would prefer a bipartisan committee at this time. I believed that to be the proper thing to do, and I believe recent events and the select committee's partisanship are demonstrating my point.

Davis: First of all, voting in June was a new experience for Illinois residents. In my lifetime, this was the first time we had a primary in June. Second, in an atmosphere with low voter turnout.


Oh, I don't really think about it. Sincerity be damned, I think the Democrat probably conducted a stronger campaign. The turnout in the special election was very different from the turnout in the general election. You only need to consider the special election successes that Republicans had in 2018—victories that [were] not indicative of our maintaining the majority. That election will not indicate whether or not Democrats will be able to maintain their majority.

You said to Puck that the Kansas abortion ballot item was "something that every Republican has to be concerned about, especially if it's used as a motivator to get Democrats enthused to vote in this election" after it was lost earlier this month. How do you feel about Democrats winning?


Comments
No comments
Post a Comment



    Reading Mode :
    Font Size
    +
    16
    -
    lines height
    +
    2
    -