Rep. Kinzinger says ‘nobody actually believes’ election was stolen from Trump

Republican Representative Adam Kinzinger suggested the majority of his fellow Republicans do not believe the 2020 Presidential Election was stolen from former President Trump.

Earlier this week, Kinzinger told CNN, “Save one or two, maybe out here, nobody ― and I think it’s very important to repeat ― nobody actually believes the election was stolen from Donald Trump.” Continuing, he suggested lawmakers are playing to constituents’ emotions surrounding the controversial election, “but a lot of them are happy to go out and say it was.” 

In recent months, GOP lawmakers and party supporters became critical of Kinzinger after he voted to impeach Trump for inciting insurrection. Earlier this week, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi added controversial Republicans Kinzinger and Liz Cheney to her bipartisan commission investigating January 6th. While Republicans blocked previous efforts to create a select committee, Cheney and Kinzinger were the only two Republicans who voted in favor of Pelosi’s investigation.

CNN asked Kinzinger if any of his fellow party members complimented him for joining the commission. He responded with, “There’s a lot of people, you know. And they come up and say it. It’s not any of the ones that go on TV and spout the big lie and then say it. It’s the ones that are staying more quiet that I think appreciate the stand. But it’s a lot.” On Monday, the first efforts of the investigation began with a congressional hearing featuring Capitol Police. 



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Antoinette is a community college student in Sacramento, California. She is a Politics Editor at Fact Based America, a correspondent for Campus Reform, and a student journalist. She previously worked for Turning Point USA as a High School Coordinator.

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