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Rep. Kinzinger disowned by family for anti-Trump actions

Randy Mancini 80 Feb 15
WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 16: 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. The foreign affairs committee issued the subpoenas as part of the panel's probe into accusations that Linick was fired while investigating Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's role in a controversial $8 billion weapons sale to Saudi Arabia. (Photo by Kevin Dietsch-Pool/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, DC – SEPTEMBER 16: Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.) questioned witnesses during a House Committee on Foreign Affairs hearing on Capitol Hill, September 16, 2020 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Kevin Dietsch-Pool/Getty Images)

Rep. Adam Kinzinger’s (R-Ill.) crusade against President Trump has negatively affected his political life, as well as his personal life.

It was a sobering moment to vote in support of impeachment today; to walk over to the U.S. Capitol, our symbol of democracy, and recall the violent insurrection we witnessed here just one week ago. This is not a vote I took lightly, but a vote I took confidently. I'm at peace.

— Adam Kinzinger (@RepKinzinger) January 13, 2021

According to reports, 11 members of Kinzinger’s family wrote a two-page letter to him, condemning him for voting to impeach President Trump. The family members reportedly said he was a disappointment to the Kinzinger name and should be shunned for his actions.

Thank you, @GretchenCarlson I’m ok, more sad that someone would be willing to choose a man over family. And sad that it’s happening to so many. https://t.co/yx3XbsKjmm

— Adam Kinzinger (@RepKinzinger) February 16, 2021

“I was over at my parents house, and out of the nowhere I got a registered letter, to my parents house that same day, and I read it,” Kinzinger said. “It was just, I mean, two handwritten pages, really tiny letters, really angry, a lot of caps, just saying I’m in the devil’s army because I dare turned against President Trump.”

Kinzinger was censured by his district’s Republican Party, believing he is out of touch with the people he is supposed to serve.

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