One GOP Rep. Had the Guts to Blast QAnon Candidate, The Trump Campaign Attacked Him
Adam Kizinger is one of the youngest and most moderate Republicans in the House of Representatives. He has been among the few GOP Reps willing to call out Trump and fellow lawmakers when they are out of line. And most of the other lawmakers willing to call out their constituents are close to retiring.
Following Georgian QAnon supporter Marjorie Greene’s recent primary win, Kinzinger made a point of calling out the movement. Shortly after, the Trump campaign’s Matt Wolking slammed the Illnois congressman for not talking about the Steele Dossier.
Kinzinger had taken to his Twitter account on Wednesday, writing, “Qanon is a fabrication. This ‘insider’ has predicted so much incorrectly (but people don’t remember PAST predictions) so now has switched to vague generalities. Could be Russian propaganda or a basement dweller. Regardless, no place in Congress for these conspiracies.”
Wolking, who serves as the Trump campaign’s Deputy Director of Communications, replied, “When will Rep. Kinzinger condemn the Steele Dossier fabrications and conspiracy theories pushed by Democrats? That actually WAS Russian propaganda.”
— Matt Wolking (Text TRUMP to 88022) (@MattWolking) August 12, 2020
The GOP was at first leery about Greene and did not support her during her primary. But now the party, including Donald Trump, seem to be all in on her candidacy.
A spokesperson for House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy recently told CNN, “We look forward to Georgians Andrew Clyde and Marjorie Taylor Greene – and all of our Republican candidates across the country – winning in November so that we can enact policies to renew the American dream, restore our way of life, and rebuild the greatest economy in the world.”