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Congressman Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) lashed out at his own party on Sunday afternoon over a letter threatening to execute him — a letter he said had been addressed to his wife and delivered to his home.
Kinzinger, who is one of only two Republicans on the January 6th Committee, mentioned the threat during a Sunday morning appearance on ABC’s “This Week” with George Stephanopoulos.
Rep. Adam Kinzinger, one of two Republicans on the Jan. 6 Committee, tells @GStephanopoulos that a threat recently mailed to his house targeted him, his wife and their 5-month-old child. https://t.co/jbBw8E5LJX pic.twitter.com/HXETHSM38K
— This Week (@ThisWeekABC) June 19, 2022
The Illinois Republican explained that he wasn’t overly concerned about his own safety — but that he did worry about his family. “This threat that came in, it was mailed to my house. We got it a couple of days ago, and it threatens to execute me, as well as my wife and 5-month-old child. We’ve never seen or had anything like that. It was sent from the local area,” he said.
“I don’t worry – but now that I have a wife and kids, of course, it’s a little different. There’s violence in the future, I’m going to tell you. And until we get a grip on telling people the truth, we can’t expect any differently,” he added.
Kinzinger went on to echo some of the claims made by fellow January 6th Committee member and Congressman Adam Schiff (D-CA) — and told Stephanopoulos that thus far the Republican Party had failed to tell the truth thus far.
“I certainly think the president is guilty of knowing what he did, seditious conspiracy, being involved in these, you know, kind of different segments of pressuring the DOJ, vice president, et cetera. Unfortunately, my party has utterly failed the American people at truth,” he said.
Kinzinger followed that interview later in the afternoon by tweeting a photo of the letter, saying, “Here is the letter. Addressed to my wife, sent to my home, threatening the life of my family. The Darkness is spreading courtesy of cowardly leaders fearful of truth. Is this what you want @GOP? Pastors?”
Here is the letter. Addressed to my wife, sent to my home, threatening the life of my family. The Darkness is spreading courtesy of cowardly leaders fearful of truth. Is the what you want @GOP? Pastors?
— Adam Kinzinger🇺🇦🇺🇸✌️ (@AdamKinzinger) June 19, 2022
The letter, addressed to Kinzinger’s wife Sofia, read:
You are one stupid c***!
That pimp you married not only broke his oath, he sold his soul. Yours and Christian’s too! Adam’s activities have hurt not only this country, but countless patriotic and God-fearing families. Therefore, although it might take time, he will be executed. But don’t worry! You and Christian will be joining Adam in hell too!
We find it blasphemous that you name the son of the devil Christian!