If we just wash this under the rug

Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Illinois) on MSNBC was talking about why the January 6 hearings are important and that the events on January 6 cannot be forgotten. Here’s the clip:

This is a triple congruent conflation of “swept under the rug”, “wash (one’s) hands (of a matter)” and “white wash (something)”, all meaning to avoid discussing or dealing with something. A big thanks to Mike Kovacs for hearing this one and sending it in, clip and all.

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