Congressman Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.) rarely shies away from attacking President Trump. Still, his latest salvo surprised many by going so far as to accuse the commander-in-chief and his congressional allies — without evidence — of scamming supporters out of millions by challenging the presidential election results.
“It’s just a scam; it’s a big grift,” GOP Rep. Adam Kinzinger says as the Trump campaign continues to send fundraising emails.
— New Day (@NewDay) December 30, 2020
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“Where I feel really bad though is just the people that are struggling during the pandemic that are giving President Trump’s campaign for this recount because they believe him, it’s just a scam. It’s a big grift,” Kinzinger said on CNN. “After an election, it has turned into an undermining of democracy, and that’s the differentiation.”
He claimed that “people that work hard for their money are giving their money to this because they’re convinced because the president’s telling them they can win, and they can’t.”
“All these members of congress that are posting crazy things so they can get a ton of followers and retweets and raise money,” Kinzinger closed. “I think we have to call it out finally because if we don’t people are just going to believe it.”
By December, the campaign and Republican National Committee had jointly raised more than $200 million in post-election donations.