A total of 10 US House Republicans voted in favor of impeaching former US President Donald Trump over the deadly Capitol riot, with an additional seven GOP members voting to convict him on the single impeachment article. However, Republican participation in the initiative has severely backfired against some congressional officials.
US Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) was recently disowned by multiple members of his family through a handwritten letter after the congressional lawmaker refused to support Trump, and instead voted in favor of impeaching the former commander-in-chief on the grounds that he incited an insurrection.
Obtained by the New York Times, the outlet reported the correspondence was dated January 8 – two days after the Capitol siege – and was addressed to Kinzinger’s father to ensure the lawmaker would receive it. The letter was authored by Karen Otto, Kinzinger’s cousin, and signed by 10 other family members.
“How do you call yourself a Christian when you join the ‘devil’s army’ believing in abortion! We thought you were ‘smart’ enough to see how the left is brainwashing so many ‘so called good people’ including yourself and many other GOP members. You have even fallen for their socialism ideals! So, so, sad!”
The letter later notes the former president “is not perfect,” but that he remains a Christian man, and as such “it is not for us to judge or be judged.”
“You have embarrassed the Kinzinger family…