WASHINGTON -- Rep. Adam Kinzinger (Republican from Illinois) released Tuesday an audio compilation of calls and voicemails to his Capitol Hill office. Most of the calls were filled with profanity, threatening him, his family, or Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo).
Kinzinger tweeted an introductory text that prefaced the audio clips. It stated, "all voicemails and phone calls are received my interns, high-school or college level, trying to learn more about the legislative process."
"The threat of violence against politics has increased significantly in the past few years." Kinzinger tweeted that the darkness had reached new lows.
A man called the first time and said that he hoped the congressman would die naturally "as soon as f ------"
"You are a backstabbing son of an ----," another call." "You are against Trump, y'all know that y'all mother ------- lie. As a damn dog."
Numerous callers warned that they knew the address of Kinzinger's home, with one man threatening to "protest" at Kinzinger's house.
"We know where you family is, and we're going after you," said the caller. Kinzinger cursed at Kinzinger before he said that he would "get your wife and get your children."
The only Republican members of Congress who are currently serving on the House Committee investigating the Jan. 6th, 2021 attack on Capitol include Cheney and Kinzinger. This committee has presented evidence that former President Donald Trump tried to stage a coup to stay in power. Both lawmakers have been harshly critical of House Republican leaders, and they have distanced themselves greatly from the rest of GOP conference members who have largely remained loyal Trump publicly.
One woman stated that she prays for "if God wills, that you suffer" and another man said that he hopes someone kills "your nasty mother and your nasty wife".
Others falsely accused Kinzinger, either of treason, or being a communist/Democratic operative.
One caller said that Liz Cheney and you can both go to hell. He also said that he hoped Kinzinger would get terminal cancer.
Kinzinger posted a picture of a letter addressed to his wife that threatened his family's lives last month.
"The Darkness is spreading because of cowardly leaders afraid of the truth. Is @GOP what you want? Pastors?" Kinzinger tweeted the image of the letter along with Kinzinger's photo.