(FiveNation.com)- Representative Adam Kinzinger, one of only two Republicans serving on the House’s January 6 investigating committee, recently revealed that death threats have been sent to his wife and family.
While making an appearance on “This Week” on ABC over the weekend, Kinzinger showed images of the note that he was sent. It was addressed to his wife, Sofia, and the writer threatened to kill both her and the couple’s son.
As the note reads:
“You are one stupid c***. That pimp you married not only broke his oath, he sold his soul. Yours, and Christian’s too! Adam’s activities have not only hurt this country, but countless patriotic and God-fearing families. Therefore, although it might take time, he will be executed. But don’t worry! You and Christian will be joining Adam in hell too! We find it blasphemous that you name the son of the devil Christian!”
Kinzinger tweeted a picture of the note as well, adding the comment:
“The Darkness is spreading courtesy of cowardly leaders fearful of truth. Is [that] what you want @GOP? Pastors?”
Kinzinger, who is not running for re-election, was one of 10 Republicans in the House to vote to impeach former President Donald Trump following the attacks at the U.S. Capitol building on January 6, 2021. He and Wyoming Representative Liz Cheney are the only two Republicans serving on the House’s investigative committee.
He has been featured prominently during the committee’s series of public hearings that have been held over the last two weeks.
In responding to the note, Kinzinger said his family received it at their house in Illinois, and that it was sent from the local region. He said that he doesn’t worry about him, but that he has a little different view on it now since the note threatened the life of his wife and his 5-month-old son, Christian.
Recently, Kinzinger has said that he believes that Trump is culpable for the insurrection on January 6, 2021. He said:
“I certainly think the president is guilty of knowing what he did, seditious conspiracy, being involved in these, you know, kind of different segments of pressuring the DOJG, vice president, etc.
“Obviously, you know we’re not a criminal charges committee, so I want to be careful in specifically using that language. But, I think what we’re presenting before the American people certainly would rise to a level of criminal involvement by a president.”
That last part of Kinzinger’s statement is noteworthy. As he mentioned, the committee itself can’t formally charge Trump — or anyone else — with a crime. They can refer people to the Department of Justice for criminal charges, but the DOJ would ultimately hold the final decision on whether to do so.
The committee has already referred multiple witnesses to the DOJ for criminal contempt of Congress for refusing to comply with subpoenas. Thus far, the DOJ has charged a few of those people, including former Trump adviser Steve Bannon.
Deciding to move forward with charges against Trump himself would be a whole other story, though.