Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.), who is one of just two House Republicans on the House committee investigating the Capitol riot, is standing firm amid opposition from certain fellow House Republicans to his work on the panel. Reps. Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.) and Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) have called for the removal of Kinzinger and Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.), the panel’s other Republican, from the House Republican conference, and this week, Kinzinger adeptly shredded an argument against him from Greene on Twitter. Kinzinger pointed out that Greene must imagine the House GOP conference as a place for conspiracy theories and talk of civil war, since that’s what would be left behind should Kinzinger and Cheney be removed from the conference.
Greene ranted on Twitter that Kinzinger and Greene “must be thrown out of the GOP conference,” and Kinzinger replied with the following:
‘Evidently in your mind the conference is more comfortable with “maybe bloodshed” and Jewish space lazers? We will see! Oh ya the Vaccine works too.’
Evidently in your mind the conference is more comfortable with “maybe bloodshed” and Jewish space lazers? We will see!
Oh ya the Vaccine works too. https://t.co/Qhcw3GsmuB
— Adam Kinzinger (@AdamKinzinger) September 2, 2021
Kinzinger’s reference to “bloodshed” points to deranged recent comments from Rep. Madison Cawthorn (R-N.C.), who said that “if our election systems continue to be rigged,” then “bloodshed” will unfold. No election-rigging along these lines goes on in the United States — as authorities from essentially all meaningful levels of government have confirmed, but the problem is that people like Cawthorn continue to insist otherwise. Sure, Cawthorn said at the time that there was nothing that he would “dread doing more than having to pick up arms against a fellow American,” and he added that concerned observers “can have recourse against” the possibility of election-related civil war by bolstering the security of election systems — but still, Cawthorn essentially indicated that he’d understand deadly violence unfolding in connection to rigged election claims, which is utterly atrocious.
As for the “Jewish space lazers” reference, it’s Greene herself who once suggested on social media that laser beams from space could have been responsible for wildfires in California for the benefit of interests including a company named after the wealthy Rothschild family, who are Jewish. Obviously, such a conspiratorial notion is wildly ludicrous and completely nonsensical.