Kinzinger rips ‘creepy’ Trump supporters, says GOP’s ‘in a bad place’ on eve of expected Cheney defeat

Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.) is doubling down on his ongoing vicious attacks against Donald Trump supporters who are justifiably angry after the unprecedented raid by the FBI on the former president’s Mar-a-Lago residence.

(Video Credit: CNN)

Kinzinger called those incensed over the raid “quite creepy” and stated that the Republican Party is “in a bad place.”

He joins his comrades on the left, attempting to tie an attack on an Ohio FBI office by a deranged individual to all Trump supporters, painting them as radically violent extremists.

Kinzinger also parroted the charge that Trump is stoking tensions and violence, an assertion the left has run with which many contend is a false premise that echoes efforts to take down the former president with the fake Russia collusion narrative.

CNN’s Wolf Blitzer asked Kinzinger on Monday if Trump was responsible for “inciting his supporters,” which also mirrors the attacks following the Jan. 6 riot.

“Yeah, absolutely, 100 percent,” the displaced Republican-in-name-only congressman claimed. “I posted a thread somebody put up of a number of folks on TikTok that were putting out, you know, not just anti-government, but really threats to violence, pictures of their guns saying it is time, we’re coming. I mean, this is ridiculous. I mean, and it’s ridiculous obviously for what the former president has done in terms of saying, ‘This is an attack on my home.'”

Blitzer alluded to reports that Trump reached out to Attorney General Merrick Garland to explore ways to cool down the widespread anger over the raid.

“Does it strike you as odd that the man that set the fire apparently tried to ask the attorney general to put it out?” the CNN anchor outrageously asked.

“Yeah, I mean, it’s a creepy message, to be honest with you, just like, frankly Donald Trump and his supporters have become quite creepy in how they’re acting and what they’re threatening,” Kinzinger charged. “I don’t know what it means. Only Donald Trump in his own head knows what that means. But it does strike me as something like, you know, what you hear from the mafia. ‘Hey, if you want your store to be secure, give us money. We’ll make sure you’re secure,’ when in fact there was never a threat in the first place.'”

In the same interview, Blitzer asked Kinzinger about Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) and her looming, crushing defeat in the Wyoming primary on Tuesday by a Trump-backed challenger.

“What would it say about your party if she were to lose her seat?” Blitzer posited to the Illinois congressman.

“Well, I think it shows that the party’s in a bad place,” he asserted. “Look, we are standing up against evil. Liz Cheney is standing up against evil. And say this, I put out this message the other day, which is, a lot of people sit around and they dream about the day they get to do it and very few people get that chance to really stand up against evil. And as we’ve seen in Congress, many that do get that chance don’t. She has fought a valiant fight.”

In an interview with WGN-TV, Kinzinger admitted to defeat and that Trump has beaten him, “Yeah, he won in the short term, at least. There’s no use in pretending somehow I scored some major victory and saved the party.”

“If people wake up, there may be an opportunity to come back,” Kinzinger continued. “If they don’t, I know I’ve done what I can do. It’s not the party I ever joined. It’s around a person, and it’s kind of creepy, to be honest with you.”

Get the latest BPR news delivered free to your inbox daily. SIGN UP HERE


Please help us! If you are fed up with letting radical big tech execs, phony fact-checkers, tyrannical liberals and a lying mainstream media have unprecedented power over your news please consider making a donation to BPR to help us fight them. Now is the time. Truth has never been more critical!

Success! Thank you for donating. Please share BPR content to help combat the lies.


We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, profanity, vulgarity, doxing, or discourteous behavior. If a comment is spam, instead of replying to it please click the ∨ icon below and to the right of that comment. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain fruitful conversation.

PLEASE JOIN OUR NEW COMMENT SYSTEM! We love hearing from our readers and invite you to join us for feedback and great conversation. If you've commented with us before, we'll need you to re-input your email address for this. The public will not see it and we do not share it.

Latest Articles