Jan 3, 2021 - Politics & Policy

GOP congressman denounces Trump for "threats made" in Georgia call

A screenshot of Rep. Adam Kinzinger on CNN.

A screenshot of Rep. Adam Kinzinger on CNN Sunday night. Photo: CNN

Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.) is urging other Republicans to "speak out" after he denounced on CNN Sunday President Trump for his leaked phone call pressing Georgia's Republican Secretary of State to overturn Joe Biden's election win.

What they're saying: Kinzinger said he read the transcript of the call to Brad Raffensperger obtained by the Washington Post. "You see threats made, threatening in essence a crime. ... and then again just saying 'we want people to find the votes for us,' it's disgusting." Of the group of Republicans planning to oppose certifying state Electoral College votes Wednesday, he said no lawmaker could object with a "clean conscience."

  • The White House did not immediately respond to Axios' request for comment.
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