GOP Rep. Adam Kinzinger shares chilling letter sent to his family threatening to execute him, his wife and five-month-old son and warns that ‘more violence is coming’
- Republican Rep. Adam Kinzinger had a threatening letter mailed to his home and addressed to his wife; it also mentioned the couple’s young baby
- ‘That pimp you married not only broke his oath, he sold his soul. Yours and Christian’s too,’ the letter reads
- His office said the threat had been reported
- ‘There’s violence in the future, I’m going to tell you. And until we get a grip on telling people the truth, we can’t expect any differently,’ Kinzinger told ABC
Republican Rep. Adam Kinzinger on Sunday shared a threatening letter mailed to his family and warned ‘there’s violence in the future.’
He said the letter was sent to his home and addressed to his wife, Sofia. It also targeted their five-month son.
The congressman from Illinois is one of two Republicans serving on the committee investigating the January 6th insurrection at the Capitol. Former President Donald Trump has repeatedly criticized the panel for its work.
The letter accuses Kinzinger of betraying his country and ‘god-fearing families.’ The congressman defied Republican leadership when he took a role on the panel.
Kinzinger posted a photo of the letter to his twitter account, noting its contents were ‘threatening the life of my family.’ It mentions the couple’s son, Christian Adam Kinzinger, who was born in January.
‘That pimp you married not only broke his oath, he sold his soul. Yours and Christian’s too,’ the letter reads.
‘Although it might take time, he will be executed. But don’t worry! You and Christian will be joining Adam in hell too!,’ the letter said.
Republican Rep. Adam Kinzinger had a threatening letter mailed to his home and addressed to his wife. It also mentioned the couple’s young baby
Kinzinger tweeted out an image of the letter
Kinzinger told ABC’s ‘This Week’ on Sunday that he was not worried personally about his safety but was concerned about his family.
‘Look, I’m not worry personally. This threat that came in, it was mailed to my house. We got it a couple of days ago and it threatens to execute me, as well as my wife and 5-month-old child. We’ve never seen or had anything like that. It was sent from the local area,’ he said.
He added he feared there was violence to come.
‘I don’t worry — but now that I have a wife and kids, of course, it’s a little different. There are people that — there’s violence in the future, I’m going to tell you. And until we get a grip on telling people the truth, we can’t expect any differently,’ he said.
A spokesperson for Kinzinger told Business Insider their office has reported the threat, and they are “taking extra precautions for the Congressman’s family.”
Threats against members of Congress have been on the rise.
Last May, U.S. Capitol Police reported that the number of threats against lawmakers more than doubled from the previous year. The department said it had investigated about 9,000 potential threats in 2020.
Lawmakers are allowed to use campaign money to fund security for their homes and that funding surged after Trump’s second impeachment trial.
Shortly after the January 6th insurrection, the Federal Election Commission voted to allow members of Congress to use campaign funds to hire personal body guards.
Rep. Adam Kinzinger and his wife Sofia had a baby boy, Christian, in January
In his interview with ABC on Sunday, Kinzinger blasted Trump and the Republican leadership.
‘Unfortunately, my party has utterly failed the American people at truth. It makes me sad, but it’s fact,’ he said.
Kinzinger said Trump knew what he was doing in the wake of the 2020 election when the former president falsely claimed he won and was the victim of voter fraud.
He said he was very worried about 2024. Trump has said he may run for president again but has made no formal announcement.
‘Wake up, America. Wake up, Republicans, because this is not going to be good for you if you think it is,’ Kinzinger said.