The Republican Representative Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) was sent a scathing letter from eleven members of his own family just two days after he called for former President Donald Trump to be removed from office.
The two page letter, which was written by hand by Kinzinger’s cousin Karen Otto, and it accused the Republican of going against “Christian principles” and joining the “devil’s army.” The letter was sent by certified mail to Kinzinger’s father and copies were sent to other Illinois Republicans, according to The New York Times.
“Oh my, what a disappointment you are to us and to God,” the letter read. “We were once so proud of your accomplishments! Instead, you go against your Christian principles and join the ‘devil’s army’ (Democrats and the fake news media). How do you call yourself a Christian when you join the ‘devil’s army’ believing in abortion? We thought you were ‘smart’ enough to see how the left is brainwashing as many ‘so called good people’ including yourself and many other GOP members. You have even fallen for their socialism ideals. So, so, sad!”
Kinzinger’s family members went on to say that Trump is “a Christian,” though they added that the former president is “not perfect.”
“When was the last time you proclaimed your faith, Adam? (Oh, we forgot you now belong to the ‘devil’s army.’),” the letter continued. “To embrace a party that believes in abortion and socialism is the ultimate sin.”
The letter then said that Kinzinger has “lost the respect” of Fox News personalities like Lou Dobbs, Sean Hannity, and Laura Ingraham.
“It is now ‘most embarrassing’ to us that we are related to you,” the letter stated. “You have embarrassed the Kinzinger family name!”
The letter even went so far as to call for Kinzinger to be removed from office, saying, “President Trump has done more for America in four years, than you, the [sic] Rino’s, and Democrats have done in years!”
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This comes after Kinzinger was censured by county Republicans in his district following his vote in favor of impeaching Trump. He was one of only ten Republicans in the House to join Democrats in voting in favor of Trump’s impeachment.