‘Adam who?’ Cocky Kinzinger predicts in 10 years you won’t find anyone who admits voting for Trump


(Video: CNN)

Obsessively anti-Trump Rep. Adam Kinzinger, an ostensible Republican who’s despised by the majority of the party, genuinely believes that within five to ten years, current Trump supporters will be too embarrassed to admit that they once backed Donald Trump.

“I truly believe in my heart [that] in five years — maybe not five but definitely 10 — you’re not going to be able to find a single person that admits to supporting or voting for Donald Trump in this country,” he said Friday on CNN.

Why?

“[B]ecause they’re going to be embarrassed. Because their kids are going to say, ‘You actually supported Donald Trump? Are you kidding me?’ And they’re going to be like, ‘No, no, we didn’t,'” Kinzinger added.

“It’s like trying to find a Nixon supporter a couple of years after he resigned. I got to tell you, your kids — and to my fellow Republican congressmen, stand up and speak out — your kids will be ashamed of having that last name. And I’m not trying to say that to be mean. That’s just fact.”

So unless Trump supporters abandon former President Donald Trump here and now, their children will be so ashamed of them that they’ll disown them, according to Kinzinger.

Critics have responded to the congressman by arguing on Twitter that when he steps out of office in four months (he’s chosen not to run, likely because he stands zero chance of winning), nobody will remember him:

Kinzinger is, aside from Rep. Liz Cheney, one of the most despised “Republicans” in the party, primarily because he spends his days echoing Democrat Party talking points to a T.

For instance, earlier in the interview he echoed the Democrat Party’s rhetoric by conflating the Jan. 6th riot with Trump’s legal attempts to challenge the 2020 election results. According to Kinzinger, both were a “coup” against America.

“I think we have proven … different components of a criminal case against Donald Trump or people around him in every hearing, and I think, taken in totality, this represents the greatest effort to overturn the will of the people, to conspire against the will of the people, and to conspire against American democracy that we’ve ever had, frankly, since the Civil War,” he said.

“Look, I want to be clear. We don’t want to become a country that the next administration prosecutes the prior administration. That happens in failed democracies. But this is a different situation. If we become a country that accepts attempts at coups and attempts at overcoming the will of the American people, we can’t survive that. We literally cannot survive that. And that in and of itself is a precedent which is unsustainable for this country.”

Watch the full back-and-forth exchange below:

Later during the interview, Kinzinger conflated the few fringe individuals who’ve left him threatening voice mails with the entire Republican Party. He offered the conflation after being asked by host Jim Sciutto about the messages.

“A short time ago you shared some of the messages including voicemail messages that you have received from people threatening you for the work you’ve done on this committee. You had a very prominent role last night. I don’t want you to expose anything that might put you in a bad position, but I think it’s important for folks at home to know what happens in that kind of space. Are you still getting threats? Did you get more threats after your comments last night?” Sciutto said.

“I’m sure I have since last night. I have since I’ve put that out. I mean — Jim, look, the number of people that call and threaten my child, who’s 6 months old, and that is just, I mean, it takes like pure evil. So don’t ever talk to me — I’m a Christian. You know. Don’t ever talk to me about you being a Christian and then threaten to kill a 6-month-old baby. I don’t know what kind of evil is in your heart,” Kinzinger replied.

“I don’t know, you know, if that’s a party, I want nothing to do with that. And so yes, there are some pure evil. I mean, talk to anybody, so, you know, talk to anybody that is in this position. I’m sure you get the same thing. Ladies and gentlemen, a tough man doesn’t need to call and threaten a child and a wife of a man.”

While the threats he’s received are despicable, it’s notable that Kinzinger has never once spoken out about the assassination attempt on Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, or the recent physical attack on Republican Rep. Lee Zeldin.

The reason why, it’s presumed, is because showing concern for these two Republican men would upset Kinzinger’s base of hardcore left-wing zealots.

Zealots like this:

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