The January 6 committee has two Republicans in its ranks: Reps. Liz Cheney of Wyoming and Adam Kinzinger of Illinois. Both of these GOP members have been clear they’re not fans of Trump and actually view him as a danger to the United States.
This naturally earned them massive pushback from those in the Republican Party who actually do support the 45th president and don’t believe he’s a danger to democracy.
Nevertheless, both Cheney and Kinzinger remain outspoken about their dislike for the former president and the role they believe he had in the January 6 attack.
Recently, Kinzinger accused Trump of having his supporters target law enforcement in the wake of last week’s FBI Mar-a-Lago raid, according to Breitbart News.
Kinzinger’s Latest Claims on Trump and Law Enforcement
On Monday, Kinzinger spoke with CNN, accusing the former president of putting law enforcement members, particularly the FBI, in danger.
The Illinois Republican argued that Trump is doing this via riling up his supporters. The Never Trump Republican likewise pushed back against the former president’s claims that the FBI raid was unwarranted and a form of political persecution.
VIDEO – Kinzinger: ‘100% Absolutely’ Trump Is Inciting Supporters to Make Violent Threats on Institutions, Gov’t Officials https://t.co/51S3PIl6L1
— Grabien (@GrabienMedia) August 16, 2022
Later, Kinzinger told CNN that some Republicans believe the government is directly out to get them. This came after he argued some of the former president’s supporters are posting pictures of firearms on the internet and saying they’re coming for the FBI.
Finally, Kinzinger made it apparent that he believes “good reason” stood for the FBI to raid Mar-a-Lago last week.
A Typical Pattern For Kinzinger
The Illinois Republican’s remarks on CNN are not surprising or off-brand for him by any means. Kinzinger has repeatedly insisted that Trump is a threat to American civility and should never be able to hold public office again.
He’s also gone after Trump’s supporters, accusing them of being creepy, perpetrating violence, and unquestionably doing the bidding of the former president.
Trump released the warrant? When? Thought DOJ unsealed it. But keep the conspiracy going.
I think your time is better spent taking pictures in your back yard with your old flight suit on. https://t.co/Ln5say55Zh
— Adam Kinzinger🇺🇦🇺🇸✌️ (@AdamKinzinger) August 16, 2022
In turn, many of the former president’s supporters believe Kinzinger is a Republican in Name Only (RINO) and shouldn’t be allowed to serve another term in the House of Representatives.
Many Republicans also argue that Kinzinger was chosen to serve on the January 6 committee purely due to his dislike of Trump, rather than for other reasons.
The Illinois Republican likewise maintains ties to the “Country First” movement that also has some anti-Trump leanings of his own. It’s furthermore reminiscent of Cheney insisting that her work against Trump is all about placing “country over party.”
What are your thoughts about Adam Kinzinger claiming that former President Trump is having his supporters target members of the FBI? Do you believe there’s any truth or merit to these claims at all?
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