In an interview with Charlie Sykes’s “Bulwark Podcast” on Wednesday, anti-Trump Republican Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) said that he’s expecting a massive amount of his Republican colleagues to vote against accepting Joe Biden’s Electoral College certification on January 6th. Asked by Sykes to speculate on how many in the GOP House would take such a stance, Kinzinger could hardly keep the pessimism out of his voice.
“I hope I’m wrong, but I’m guessing it will be upwards of 100,” he said. “I think you’re going to have some people that come out and take a strong stand but man, I hope I’m wrong. I’m not going to be surprised if it approaches three figures.”
While there have been precious few Republican lawmakers (so far) to really speak out about the fraud and injustice that characterized the 2020 election, Kinzinger is part of an even smaller crowd: The Republicans telling President Trump to be quiet and accept the results of the fraudulent count. That puts him directly in bed with the Democrats, who are desperate to move on from this election, lest their unconstitutional posturing be revealed and plucked out like the bad fruit that it is.
On Wednesday, Kinzinger told Sykes that he’s “over the undermining of democracy and, frankly, the massive damage that’s being done with this.”
No sir. The damage is being done by the Democrats and the media and the courts, none of whom are brave enough to confront a very simple fact: The Constitution gives sole power to state legislatures to determine the rules and laws that govern their respective elections. In Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Michigan, and Georgia (to name a few), this constitutional mandate was ignored. Changes were made by state election offices and certified by courts who ignored the law. All of this gave Democrats an inherent advantage; even a rabid leftist would admit that without these changes, Trump would have won.
The problem is that these changes were illegal. And because they were illegal, the results of this election are fraudulent. So if you are “over the undermining of democracy,” Mr. Kinzinger, then you should be the first to join Rep. Mo Brooks in his effort to reject this certification and restore constitutional order.
“It is going to disappoint the people that believe this election was stolen, that think this is an opportunity to change it,” Kinzinger said of the January 6th effort. “But instead of being disappointed in the people that led them on this grifting scam, they’re going to somehow try to convince these people that it was the RINO’s in Congress or something like that and not the Constitution that prevents this from happening in the first place.”
Adam, buddy: You’ve been watching too much CNN. You ought to avail yourself of the actual law governing elections in this country and stop pandering to your friends on the left.