The amount of time left to dispute the 2020 presidential election is getting smaller and smaller as the clock ticks away.
Over the past month, events have shown that the legitimacy of the latest race for the White House is heavily contested. Even amongst Republicans, there is a divide in the party between those who are resigned and done while others are calling to fight against a fraudulent, rigged election.
Republicans who disagree with ongoing challenges towards the 2020 presidential election are now lashing out at members of their party who feel differently. Yesterday, GOP House Rep. Adam Kinzinger trashed his fellow colleagues and President Trump, accusing them of perpetrating a “grifting scam,” per Breitbart News.
A Divided Republican Party
Yesterday, Rep. Kinzinger aired his issues with Trump and Republicans who are challenging the 2020 presidential election. More specifically, however, the GOP representative spoke out against reports stating that January 6’s congressional meeting to certify the Electoral College’s votes could possibly prove voter fraud.
Brother you’re a friend, but the only thing I’m surrendering to is the Constitution and the will of the people. I’m a fighter, and the Republic needs fighters to defend against descent into chaos. #RestoreOurGOP https://t.co/NWLFOMzSgp
— Adam Kinzinger (@RepKinzinger) December 28, 2020
Kinzinger dismissed these reports as a “grifting scam.” While speaking with CNN host Dana Bash, the House Republican stated that while “a little chaos” is likely for next Wednesday, the outcome will not result in Congress “overthrowing” the votes of the Electoral College.
After noting the Trump legal team’s lack of success in the courts, Kinzinger declared that no “impetus” exists to alter the 2020 presidential election’s outcome “even if you want to.”
January 6, 2021
The GOP representative’s criticism did not merely stop at discussing challenges to the presidential election. Kinzinger also slammed Trump for urging his supporters to gather in Washington D.C. on January 6.
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
— Adam Kinzinger (@RepKinzinger) December 26, 2020
By the Illinois Republican’s own admission, he believes that such calls to gather are tantamount to violence. Likewise, Kinzinger has made statements asserting that the GOP is in a state of chaos and desperately needs a return to normalcy.
This outlook subsequently engendered tension between Kinzinger and Republicans who believe the collective GOP needs to fight harder against election fraud. At this time, there’s no telling when (or even if) GOP members with differing views on the 2020 race will manage to come together.
President Trump has not directly responded to the recent comments from Rep. Kinzinger.
What do you think about the Illinois Republican’s statements about President Trump and GOP members in Congress? Do you believe January 6, 2021 will change the outcome of the 2020 presidential election? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!