Republican Congressman Adam Kinzinger of Illinois has been disowned by members of his family over his outspoken position on former President Donald Trump.
Kinzinger, 42, spoke with the New York Times about a letter he received from 11 members of his family after he said Trump should be removed from office over the raid on the U.S. Capitol which took place on January 6th.
“Oh my, what a disappointment you are to us and God,” the letter began.
The letter continues:
“We were once so proud of your accomplishments! Instead, you go against your Christian principals and join the “devil’s army” (Democrats and the fake news media).
How do you call yourself a Christian when you join the “devils army” believing in abortion.
We thought you were “smart” enough to see how the left is brainwashing so many “so called good people” including yourself and many other GOP members. You have even fallen for their socialism ideals!
So, so, sad!
President Trump is not perfect, but neither are you or any of us for that matter!
It is not for us to judge or be judged! But he is Christian!
You should be very proud that you have lost the respect of Lou Dobbs, Tucker Carlson, Sean Hannity, Laura Ingraham, Greg Kelly, etc. and most importantly in our book, Mark Levin and Rush Limbaugh and us!
It is now most embarrassing to us that we are related to you. You have embarrassed the Kinzinger family name!
We are not judging you. This letter is our opinion of you!”
The letter – which continued on for another two paragraphs ended with signatures from 11 members of the Kinzinger family and a “PS” which stated many other family members “feel the same as we do” and that they received numbers calls concerning Kinzinger’s “actions and egregious behavior towards our President of the United States, Donald J. Trump!”
Kinzinger said he holds “nothing against them”, but he has “zero desire or feel the need to reach out and repair that. That is 100 percent on them to reach out and repair, and quite honestly, I don’t care if they do or not.”
The six-term Congressman was one of 10 Republicans in the House to vote for impeachment of Donald Trump. He’s also launched a new PAC to take on those who embrace the former President.