Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) released a compilation of threats that he has received from Trump supporters.
The audio released by Rep. Kinzinger contains violent and graphic language:
Threats of violence over politics has increased heavily in the last few years. But the darkness has reached new lows. My new interns made this compilation of recent calls they’ve received while serving in my DC office.
WARNING: this video contains foul & graphic language. pic.twitter.com/yQJvvAHBVV
— Adam Kinzinger (@RepKinzinger) July 5, 2022
Kinzinger was threatened with death. Trump supporters threatened to kill his children, his wife, his mother, and even Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY). Trump supporters wished that he would suffer and die, and one of them even wished that the congressman got terminal cancer.
Rep. Kinzinger is being threatened because he chose to serve on the House committee investigating Donald Trump and the 1/6 attack.
The threats against Kinzinger are a sign that the Committee’s investigation is having an impact on Trump and his followers. Violence is a part of Trump supporters’ political culture. Trump used threats of violence for years before the Capitol was attacked.
The Trump supporters are trying to threaten Adam Kinzinger into silence. It won’t work, but even the most hardcore Trump supporters can sense the damage done to their hero by the 1/6 Committee hearings.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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