Former Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.) said he was disowned by his family after leaving Congress and “losing the trust” of Fox News host Sean Hannity.
“So I had family send me a certified letter disowning me,” Kinzinger said in a statement. CNN interview Monday. “They said I lost the trust of big men like Sean Hannity, which is funny, but they believe it. They said I was a member of the devil’s army.
The prominent critic of former President Trump said his decision to leave Congress over his disagreements with the Republican Party led to waves of death threats against himself and his family.
“You know, we had people calling and threatening to kill my 5-month-old at the time, or saying they wished he would die,” he said.
The former congressman was previewing his new book, “Renegade,” released Tuesday.
Kinzinger also said it’s a “tough question” whether he still considers himself a Republican.
“I’m doing it, only because I don’t want to give up this fight. And this country needs two healthy parties, a healthy Democratic Party and a healthy Republican Party. So, I’m not going to give up this title.
But he pledged to vote for President Biden if he faced a rematch against Trump in 2024, saying another Trump term would be “authoritarianism,” warning of the potential for a second insurrection in the style of that of January 6, 2021.
“Because on January 6, we saw the guardrails of democracy uphold,” Kinzinger said. “The car hit the tracks. It kept you on the road. This rail can’t take two hits. And now they know what they’re doing. Now they know where the pitfalls of the system are.”
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