Republican Congressman Adam Kinzinger says Trump ‘is trying to burn’ the US and is throwing a ‘temper tantrum’ with his fraud claims because he ‘can’t handle losing’ the election
- The Republican congressman has become a frequent critic of Trump
- On Saturday, he sent several tweets scolding Trump’s latest election claims
- Rep. Kinzinger has previously suggested Trump should delete his Twitter
- According to FiveThirtyEight, Kinzinger has still voted with Trump’s policy decisions more than 90 percent of the time over the past four years
Republican Rep. Adam Kinzinger is firing back after Donald Trump‘s latest unfounded claims of election fraud.
Trump sent a flurry of tweets Saturday morning, including one which read: ‘The ‘Justice’ Department and the FBI have done nothing about the 2020 Presidential Election Voter Fraud, the biggest SCAM in our nation’s history, despite overwhelming evidence. They should be ashamed. History will remember. Never give up. See everyone in D.C. on January 6th.’
The tweet was labeled by Twitter as a disputed claim.
An hour later, Kinzinger fired back, tweeting ‘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’
Kinzinger followed up minutes later: ‘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. #restoreourgop’
Illinois Rep. Adam Kinzinger is calling out Donald Trump on Twitter for his election fraud claims
Kinzinger responded to Trump on Saturday morning, calling him ’embarrassing’
Kinzinger also said ‘it’s sad, and an utter scam’ about the continued election fraud fight
January 6 is a key date for Trump’s hopes of overturning the election, as it’s the date Congress will count the Electoral College votes.
Kinzinger, 42, has now won six consecutive terms in the House of Representatives, most recently defeating Democrat Dani Brzozowski with 65 percent of the vote in last month’s election.
He hasn’t always been a staunch critic of the president.
He has echoed Trump’s rhetoric about the origin of the coronavirus and publicly supported the airstrike Trump ordered that resulted in the death of Iranian Major General Qasem Soleimani a year ago, tweeting, ‘nice call, @realDonaldTrump.’
According to FiveThirtyEight, Kinzinger has voted in line with Trump 92.2 percent of the time during Trump’s presidency, though that number has declined from 99.0 percent in the first two years to 84.3 percent over the last two years.
Donald Trump has refused to concede the election and back down from his fraud claims
Kinzinger previously supported Trump after the airstrike that killed Qasem Soleimani
He was even in consideration to be the next Air Force secretary under Trump.
In recent weeks, however, RKinziger has become one of the most vocal Republican critics of the president as Trump has continued disputing the results of the election.
After Trump put out a video statement on December 2, Kinzinger tweeted, ‘Time to delete your account.’
But Kinzinger has called out Trump during the election fight, once telling him to delete Twitter
He also called out the Texas GOP following their failed attempt to dispute election results with the Supreme Court.
‘That’s just Adam being Adam. And the president being the president,’ Illinois Republican Rodney Davis recently said to Politico. ‘If there is one thing Adam doesn’t care about, it’s being in the line of fire.’