Newsmax Host Calls U.S. Air Force Pilot Adam Kinzinger a ‘Pansy of a Congressman’


Newsmax host Grant Stinchfield appeared as a guest on Tuesday’s edition of American Agenda and trashed Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL). The congressman, who is also a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Air Force and served in Iraq and Afghanistan, is one of two Republicans serving on the House’s select committee that is investigating the January 6 Capitol insurrection.

During its first hearing on Tuesday, an emotional Kinzinger choked up as he praised the responding officers who were testifying before the committee.

“I have talked to a number of you and gotten to know you,” he told them. “I think it’s important to tell you right now, though, you guys may individually feel a little broken because I’ll talk about the effects you have to deal with and you talked about the impact of that day,” he added, his voice breaking with emotions. “You guys won. You guys held.”

Kinzinger has been a vocal critic of former President Donald Trump, especially regarding his role in fueling the anger that drove the mob, which believed his lie that the 2020 election had been stolen from him.

The congressman’s words at the committee hearing didn’t sit well with Stinchfield.

After falsely claiming that Speaker Nancy Pelosi was “the leader of the Capitol police” on January 6, Stinchfield took aim at the congressman, as well one police officer who said he thought he might die during the riot:

As I watched his hearing, they told us it wasn’t going to be political. And then I got this pansy of a congressman, Adam Kinzinger, crying as if he can’t hold it together here. It’s nonsensical. It’s about the most political thing I’ve ever seen. It is all theater typical to Democratic fashion. It is all based in emotion.

I’m having a real hard time believing a lot of what I’m hearing because the video doesn’t back up nearly all of it. One officer said he thought it was gonna be the moment he died. Well, there were no guns at this place. I’ve watched guns at Black Lives Matter protests and riots. I’ve watched bricks being thrown at officers during Black Lives Matter, Antifa riots. I didn’t see any of that during this, so this is going to be a partisan event. brace yourselves.

Stinchfield has never been a police officer, nor has he served in the military. However, as he made very clear last month, he does wear a law enforcement pin on his lapel:

Kinzinger was deployed as recently as 2019, when his Air Force National Guard unit was sent to the southern border.

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