Rep. Adam Kinzinger criticizes Trump for conspiracy theories related to 2020 Election

“Elections are important,” Kinzinger said. “Accepting the results are too.”
Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) questions witnesses during a House Committee on Foreign Affairs hearing looking into the firing of State Department Inspector General Steven Linick, on Capitol Hill on September 16, 2020 in Washington, DC.
Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) questions witnesses during a House Committee on Foreign Affairs hearing looking into the firing of State Department Inspector General Steven Linick, on Capitol Hill on September 16, 2020 in Washington, DC. Photo credit Kevin Dietsch-Pool/Getty Images

CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- Republican Congressman Adam Kinzinger is continuing to criticize President Trump’s parroting of election conspiracy theories on Twitter and elsewhere.

Channahon Congressman Adam Kinzinger is among a number of Republican elected officials acknowledging that Democrat Joe Biden won the presidential election. And in the last week or so, he’s made it clear he believes it’s time President Trump and his supporters did the same.

Kinzinger tweeted a response to the President’s suggestion that the FBI and the Justice Department helped rig the election for Biden. Trump appointees run both entities. And Kinzinger said anyone who believes the FBI rigged the election should stop and say that out loud and see how silly it sounds. Kinzinger tweeted that President Trump is—in his words “flooding the zone with baseless conspiracies again.”

Kinzinger responded to a Trump tweet a week ago saying “I have seen nothing but conspiracy theories and 'wait and sees.' Stop this.” He said the Republican Party needs to be better than giving credence to insane conspiracy theories.

On Saturday, Kinzinger tweeted proof that another conspiracy—that more mail-in ballots were received in Pennsylvania that were requested—was also false.

“Elections are important,” Kinzinger said. “Accepting the results are too.”