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Adam Kinzinger’s Tweet About ‘Replacement Theory’ Goes Viral As He Blasts McCarthy, Greene, Stefanik After Buffalo Mass Shooting



Adam Kinzinger and Kevin McCarthy

In response to the Saturday mass shooting in Buffalo, New York, Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Illinois) slammed the “great replacement theory” promoted by some Republican lawmakers and right-wing commentators, warning that it’s “getting people killed,” and contending that the only ones that need to be replaced are GOP leader Kevin McCarthy and extremists like Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene, Elise Stefanik, and others who promote the dangerous theory.

“Here is my replacement theory: we need to replace @EliseStefanik, @GOPLeader, @RepMTG, @CawthornforNC and a number of others,” Kinzinger wrote on Sunday. “The replacement theory they are pushing/tolerating is getting people killed,” he added.

Kinzinger has repeatedly slammed McCarthy, Stefanik, and Greene in recent months, calling out their support for Donald Trump, as well as their other controversial actions and views.

The tweet has racked up nearly 10,000 retweets and nearly 50,000 likes with many users praising the Illinois representative and adding more Republicans to the list of those who need to be replaced.

The “great replacement” is a right-wing conspiracy theory that claims white people and their dominance in society will be eradicated by immigrants. Some on the right, such as Fox News host Tucker Carlson, have claimed that Democrats are utilizing this as a strategy to dominate the political landscape.

The suspect in the Buffalo shooting, 18-year-old identified Payton Gendron, reportedly wrote a 180-page manifesto saying he was motivated by the racist, anti-immigrant and anti-Semitic theory promoted by Carlson and some Republicans.

Stefanik drew backlash after the attack for buying Facebook ads pushing the “great replacement” conspiracy theory.

However, the congresswoman has denied that she espouses racist views.