Representative Adam Kinzinger, an Illinois Republican, called on Christian leaders who have pushed President Donald Trump‘s claims of widespread voter fraud to “admit their mistakes,” suggesting this was necessary to lead their followers to the truth.
Hundreds of Trump’s supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol last Wednesday as Congress convened to certify the election victory of President-elect Joe Biden. At a rally earlier in the day, Trump had urged the rioters to march to the Capitol and “fight” as he continued to push claims of widespread voter fraud. These allegations have been thoroughly litigated, with more than 50 lawsuits brought by Trump and his supporters failing in state and federal courts.
Kinzinger has been one of the few prominent Republicans to rebuke the president’s claims of voter fraud since election day in November. The GOP congressman has used his social media platforms and television interviews to refute the conspiracy theories pushed by Trump and his loyalist supporters. In a Tuesday Twitter post, Kinzinger urged Christian leaders to correct the misinformation they’d spread in support of the president.