Rep. Adam Kinzinger, (R-IL) on Tuesday released a 3-minute audio clip of dozens of recent threatening phone calls his office has received, highlighting the increased amount of harassment he and his family are facing over his participation in the House Select Committee investigating the January 6, 2021, attack on the US Capitol.
“Threats of violence over politics have increased heavily in the last few years. But the darkness has reached new lows,” Kinzinger wrote on Twitter on Tuesday.”My new interns made this compilation of recent calls they’ve received while serving in my DC office.”
In their threats, Some of the callers accused Kinzinger of “lying” and going against former President Donald Trump during the hearings.
In one phone call, a person threatened to come to Kinzinger’s house house and go after his wife and his newborn baby.
“We know where your family is, and we’re going to get you … We’re going to get your wife, going to get your kids,” one caller said.
Another caller said, “I hope you die as quickly as fucking possible.”
This is the latest in the series of threats Kinzinger has received in recent weeks.
Last month, Kinzinger shared the letter he received on Twitter. The letter was addressed to his wife Sofia and said, “That pimp you married not only broke his oath, but he also sold his soul … Therefore, although it might take time, he will be executed.”
Listen to the audio below:
Threats of violence over politics has increased heavily in the last few years. But the darkness has reached new lows. My new interns made this compilation of recent calls they’ve received while serving in my DC office.
WARNING: this video contains foul & graphic language. pic.twitter.com/yQJvvAHBVV
— Adam Kinzinger (@RepKinzinger) July 5, 2022