Republican congressman Adam Kinzinger, of Illinois, responded to President Donald Trump’s demand that Fox News reporter Jennifer Griffin be fired after she confirmed key details of the Atlantic’s explosive report on Trump disparaging dead or captured US soldiers.
Trump targeted the journalist on Twitter after she reported that former officials had backed up some details of the magazine’s report.
“All refuted by many witnesses. Jennifer Griffin should be fired for this kind of reporting. Never even called us for comment. @FoxNews is gone!” Trump declared in a tweet late Friday.
“She’s one of my favorite reporters. Fair and unafraid,” Kinzinger wrote in response to Trump calling for Griffin to be fired.
Kinzinger, an Air Force veteran who served in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom, initially called The Atlantic’s report “deeply concerning” and said in a statement that it left him “speechless.”
She’s one of my favorite reporters. Fair and unafraid. https://t.co/dfieE7HqL4
— Adam Kinzinger (@RepKinzinger) September 5, 2020