A group of conservative organizations, including interests with faith ties, recently issued a publicly available call for Reps. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.) and Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) to be booted from the House GOP conference — and Kinzinger spoke out against the groups on Twitter. Kinzinger, of course, is among the few Republicans in positions of prominent leadership who have proven themselves to be willing to go against Trump’s line on just about anything. He’s also serving on the House riot investigation committee, where he has been working to hold Trump and others accountable for the Capitol violence.
Writing on Twitter in reference to a list of faith-tied organizations calling for his removal from the House GOP conference, Kinzinger wrote as follows:
‘Trying to figure how conspiracy and coverup aligns with the teachings of Christ. Must have missed that chapter (maybe two corinthian?)’
Trying to figure how conspiracy and coverup aligns with the teachings of Christ. Must have missed that chapter (maybe two corinthian?) https://t.co/3eEIVWZ4r3
— Adam Kinzinger (@AdamKinzinger) December 16, 2021
Infamously, Trump at one point during the 2016 presidential election season referenced “Two Corinthians,” although the book of the Bible to which he was trying to refer is actually known as Second Corinthians. The problem remains, though, of how the present-day GOP is opting for people like Trump above individuals like Kinzinger and Cheney — who are conservatives and yet, in line with that conservatism, find grave issue with things like violent attacks on the Capitol. Trump has repeatedly excused the violence at the Capitol, claiming it to be some kind of logical outgrowth of the election fraud that he falsely claims was responsible for Biden’s win — and it’s Kinzinger, not Trump, who these faith groups are going after. Could the hypocrisy and shallowness be more obvious?