Rep. Adam Kinzinger says he receives threatening calls to his office in Washington, DC.
People have also threatened to go after him and his family.
Kinzinger is a member of the House Committee investigating the uprising.
Republican Representative Adam Kinzinger on Tuesday released a three-minute audio clip of recent threatening phone calls his office has received, highlighting that he and his family are increasingly harassed in light of his participation on the House committee investigating to the riots at the Capitol on January 6. 2021.
“The threat of violence against politics has increased sharply in recent years. But the darkness has reached new lows,” Kinzinger tweeted. “My new interns made this compilation of recent phone calls they received while working in my DC office.”
In one phone call, a person threatened to come to Kinzinger’s house and go after his wife and his newborn baby.
“I’ll be protesting in front of your house this weekend,” the caller said. “We know where your family is, and we’re going to get you… We’re going to get your wife, we’re going to get your children.”
Another caller said, “Of course I hope you die as soon as possible.”
Some callers hinted at Kinzinger’s involvement with the House committee, accusing him of lying and arguing with former President Donald Trump during recent hearings.
Last month, Kinzinger said he and his family… receive a death threat over his seat on the committee. He shared the letter, addressed to his wife Sofia, on Twitter. “That pimp you married has not only broken his oath, he has also sold his soul,” he said, adding, “Therefore, although it may take some time, he will be executed.”
Citing data from the US Capitol Police, Axios reported late last month that threats against lawmakers had increased significantly over the past five years. The report said that in the first three months of the year, the Capitol Police Department opened cases for more than 1,800 threats.
Kinzinger and Rep. Wyoming’s Liz Cheney is the only two Republicans on the House selection committee investigating Trump’s insurgency and involvement in efforts to reverse the results of the 2020 presidential election.
Following recent testimony from former White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson, Kinzinger, who was highly critical of the former president, said Trump and his allies, including House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, “are”anxious†
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