Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) lashes out at GOP colleagues for questioning Joe Biden ‘win’
RINO Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) has lashed out at President Donald Trump and his Republican supporters, claiming that challenges to the presidential election results are an “utter scam.”
On Sunday, “Republican” Kinzinger accused President Trump of peddling a “scam” designed to fuel “violence” in his supporters.
Kinzinger attacked his GOP colleagues for spreading “conspiracy theories” by claiming Congress could still overturn the election by rejecting the Electoral College results on January 6.
“It is a scam and it is going to disappoint the people that believe this election was stolen, that think this is an opportunity to change it,” Kinzinger told CNN host Dana Bash.
Trump and his supporters are trying to “convince people that, you know, Congress can change a legitimate election and everything was stolen, there is a deep state theory driving this that Satan runs the government,” the Illinois Republican claimed.
The president is pushing for Republicans in Congress – specifically senators – to support a challenge to the Electoral College votes in five swing states that called for Joe Biden last month.
Rep. Kinzinger was doubling-down on comments he made Saturday on Twitter, in which he attacked those supporting the challenges.
Kinzinger was specifically responding to remarks that Trump made Saturday morning in which he called out the Justice Department and FBI for having “done nothing about the 2020 Presidential Election Voter Fraud, the biggest SCAM in our nation’s history.”
He accused Trump of attempting to dismantle critical American institutions for being unable to “handle losing.”
“My God. Trying to burn the place down on the way out because you can’t handle losing,” Kinzinger said.
“No evidence, nothing but your temper tantrum and crazy conspiracies. Embarrassing,” he added with the hashtag “#RestoreOurGOP.”
My God. Trying to burn the place down on the way out because you can’t handle losing. No evidence, nothing but your temper tantrum and crazy conspiracies. Embarrassing. #RestoreOurGOP https://t.co/dck64tuxJa
— Adam Kinzinger (@RepKinzinger) December 26, 2020
Kinzinger, who has served in Congress for 10 years, also targeted his Republican colleagues who continue to support Trump’s election challenge.
“All this talk about Jan 6th from @realDonaldTrump and other congressional grifters is simply explained: they will raise money and gain followers by blaming everyone else knowing full well they can’t do anything. It’s sad, and an utter scam,” Kinzinger said.
Some of Trump’s Republican allies in Congress, like Rep.-elect Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.), have pledged to force debate about alleged election fraud on Jan 6., the day Congress meets to certify Biden’s win following the Electoral College vote earlier this month, according to The Blaze.
According to Fox News, “The long-shot effort is designed to force a prolonged debate on election fraud and respond to concerns from the base who believe, without evidence, that the election was stolen.”
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Congressional rules require a House member and senator to simultaneously challenge a state’s electoral slate when they jointly convene on Jan. 6.
Greene said some senators are on board, though she declined to name them publicly.
The group intends to object to electors of at least six states — Michigan, Georiga, Arizona, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Nevada — all states that Biden carried.
That could force a two-hour debate on the election results in each of those states and then a vote on accepting that state’s slate of electoral votes.
Republicans not backing the effort will face consequences at the ballot box, Greene said.
However, contrary to claims from Trump and his supporters, there has been no evidence of widespread voter fraud, despite dozens of legal challenges in state and federal courts.
The Justice Department came to the same conclusion after investigating claims of election fraud.
“To date, we have not seen fraud on a scale that could have affected a different outcome in the election,” now-former Attorney General William Barr said on Dec. 1.