GOP Rep. Reveals How Many Colleagues Actually Believe Trump’s Election Conspiracies


Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Sick.) stated Friday that solely a handful of his Republican colleagues within the Home really imagine ex-President Donald Trump’s election lies.

The overwhelming majority of Home Republicans, Kinzinger instructed CNN’s Jake Tapper, have been merely boarding the Trump prepare in a determined bid to protect their jobs.

“How many really imagine it? 5, in all probability, if that, possibly? I don’t know, nevertheless it’s within the single, it’s low,” stated Kinzinger, a vocal critic of Trump who defied his occasion to vote for the impeachment of the previous president for inciting the lethal U.S. Capitol riot.

“Individuals don’t imagine it,” he continued. “However what they’re doing is that they’re sitting round saying, ‘I have to live on on this job in order that I could make an influence. I don’t have the braveness or the energy or the flexibility to swing this occasion, so I’m going to simply kinda put my head down and go alongside.’”

“Some folks have made the choice that grabbing onto the Trump prepare once more, although it’s been derailed, is the easiest way for us to push no matter,” Kinzinger added. Others, in the meantime, “simply wish to destroy the place.”

Kinzinger stated GOP backing of Trump’s conspiracy theories might give the occasion a “non permanent hit, possibly you’ll win the bulk, I don’t suppose you’ll.”

“However I assure you within the lengthy arc of historical past, this isn’t going to bode effectively for Republicans,” he added.


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