The January 6th Committee hearings are certainly getting under the skin of the former President. Donald Trump spent much of Thursday night raging about the things revealed by his former staffers.
Two Republicans, Adam Kinzinger and Liz Cheney, have essentially ended their political careers by serving on the committee. And during a Friday morning segment on CNN, Kinzinger told GOP voters that Trump and his allies were embarrassing them.
Host Jim Sciutto asked, “For folks watching right now, should they feel confident that the coming elections are any safer from this kind of attempt to steal an election than they were in 2020?”
“And Republicans in particular, let me talk to you,” Kinzinger said. “You deserve far better than somebody that’s going to stand in front of you, knowingly lie to you so they can steal your money from you and tell you lies so that you believe it and then they laugh behind your back.”
The Illinois Rep. continued:
“Trust me, they are laughing that they can manipulate you so easily; so you can get mad at people like myself and [Wyoming Republican Rep.] Liz Cheney for telling you the truth. But the people you should be mad at are those that are lying to you and completely disgracing you and your family. And that’s what we have to, as Americans, say if our parties aren’t going to represent us, we have to do something different, dang it. It’s up to us to take our party back.”
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