GOP Rep. Adam Kinzinger took to Twitter on Saturday to swipe at President Donald Trump and House Republicans who back his “crazy conspiracies” and denials that he lost the election to Joe Biden.
The Illinois lawmaker took special aim at Trump’s accusations that DOJ and the FBI “should be ashamed” for somehow not joining him to call into question the 2020 election results.
“My God. Trying to burn the place down on the way out because you can’t handle losing,” Kinzinger tweeted. “No evidence, nothing but your temper tantrum and crazy conspiracies. Embarrassing. #RestoreOurGOP.”
From Fox News:
Kinzinger, an Air Force veteran who has served in Congress for 10 years, blasted his GOP colleagues for attempting to force a debate on election fraud on Jan. 6 when Congress is to certify Biden’s electoral college win, accusing them of just trying to raise money.
“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,” Kinzinger tweeted. “It’s sad, and an utter scam.”
Kinzinger got backup from Michigan Rep. Paul Mitchell, who is “disaffiliating” with the GOP over Trump’s ongoing election fraud claims.
“It is a scam of epic scale — hundreds of millions raised,” Mitchell tweeted of Trump’s continued fundraising. “And if you look at the fine print — little going to @realDonaldTrump legal fund the majority to his new PAC. And a non-profit has been formed to employ others of his minions. SCAMS!”
Meanwhile, a growing number of GOP members of Congress intend to object to the certification of Biden’s win on Jan. 6, according to Rep.-elect Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga.
The long-shot effort is designed to force a prolonged debate on election fraud and respond to concerns from the base who have rallied in the weeks since the election, chanting “stop the steal!”
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.