GOP Representative Kinzinger Releases ‘Messy’ Voicemail Threats Left By Trump Supporters

Rep. Adam Kinzinger is no stranger to controversy, as he is one of two Republicans on the Jan. 6 select committee investigating former President Donald Trump’s efforts to void the 2020 election and his actions that led to the deadly riot in the US Capitol.

Since joining nine other House Republicans, including Jan. 6 Select Committee Vice Chair Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming, in voting to impeach Trump in 2021 for inciting insurrection, Kinzinger has been a constant target of online vitriol. On Monday, Kinzinger released a compilation of threatening voicemails left by apparent Trump supporters.

WASHINGTON, DC – JUNE 23: Representative Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) questions witnesses during the House Select Committee's public hearing January 6 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.  (Photo by Bill O'Leary/The Washington Post via Getty Images)

Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) questions witnesses during the House Select Committee’s open hearing January 6 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. (Photo by Bill O’Leary/The Washington Post via Getty Images)

“Listen to some of the calls coming into the office,” Kinzinger wrote of the messages, “threats are lopsided and all too common.”

The audio of the rude messages is preceded by a warning that reads: “Warning: You are about to hear real voicemails and phone calls directed to the office of Congressman Adam Kinzinger (IL- 16).This video includes foul language and threats of Viewer discretion is advised. Keep in mind that all voicemails and phone calls are received by my interns, high school or college level, trying to get away with it. learn more about the legislative process.

“You stab in the back, son of ab***. You’re going against Trump, y’all know your mom’s sitting over there laying like a fucking dog,” Kinzinger was heard saying in his message.

“I’m going to protest outside your house this weekend. We know where your family is and we’re going to get you, you little motherfucker,” said another man, adding, “I’m going to get your wife, I’m going to get your des kids.”

“You’re gonna swing for fucking treason, you fucking communist,” a third caller told Kinzinger.

As his tweets on Monday show, the deluge of criticism hasn’t stopped Kinzinger from speaking out against Trump and the host of his supporters who tried to block the peaceful transfer of power to President Joe Biden on Jan. 6.

Kinzinger, who is not seeking re-election this year, regularly engages fellow Republicans on social media, as he did on July 4 when he retweeted the initial reaction of House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy , to the January 6, 2021 riot at the U.S. Capitol.

In a January interview with Yahoo News nearly six months before the Jan. 6 select committee held its first public hearing, Kinzinger lamented the state of the Republican Party.

“It leaves me sad about what the party has become. It’s a party that I’ve always been drawn to for the truth, the kind of realism and the American strength aspect of foreign policy, not playing on people’s emotions on the role of the federal government, saying what to say when it gets too big, etc. It’s lost. It’s now a party that benefits from populism, and has one goal: fundraising,” Kinzinger said. “It’s a disappointing time. We must continue to fight for the soul of this one, because just as it has been corrupted over time, it can be repaired over time. But the bottom line is that we’re in a time where the truth doesn’t matter, and this party will be here for a while. It’s depressing to think that’s where we are.”


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