Adam Kinzinger Asks Fellow Republicans to Reject Donald Trump's Ongoing Election Claims

Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) has said all Republican lawmakers should reiterate that "Trump lost" after the former president continued his baseless election claims in recent television interviews.

Donald Trump spoke on Fox News and Newsmax after the death of radio host Rush Limbaugh.

In each interview, he returned to claims that he felt he had won the election.

This comes despite it being nearly a month after President Joe Biden's inauguration, which came following a lengthy string of legal defeats for Trump and his allies as they attempted to push against the election result. There is no evidence of irregularities on a scale that would have altered the presidential election outcome as Trump has claimed.

Kinzinger, responding to an article regarding Trump's comments on Fox News, wrote: "Trump lost. Every Republican politician needs to say this."

The Illinois Republican has long been critical of Trump and his allies questioning of the election result.

In November, he urged the Republican Party to denounce "insane conspiracy theories" in regard to the election and its outcome. He also questioned misinformation in the aftermath of November 3.

The lawmaker's comments come with polling indicating many Republicans still question the validity of Biden's win even following his inauguration.

Kinzinger was one of the 10 Republican representatives who voted to impeach Trump after the events of January 6 and has been an open critic of the former president.

Following Trump's acquittal at his Senate impeachment trial, Kinzinger said he was disappointed by the result.

"I am disappointed that the Senate was unwilling to hold former President Trump accountable for his actions. And I will be looking at alternate options to ensure responsibility and accountability so that what happened on January 6, 2021 will never happen again," he said in a statement.

"We have a lot of work to do to restore the Republican Party and to turn the tide on the personality politics."

He has faced a backlash for his stances, such as being censured by a GOP committee in the district he represents.

Kinzinger was also criticized by his own family members for his positions.

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) tweeted to Kinzinger on Thursday. Sharing a Rasmussen Reports tweet mentioning poll results showing Republicans' continued support among GOP voters, she said: "@RepKinzinger since you seem to have a difficult time understanding how Republican voters feel. President Trump is the leader of the Republican Party."

Newsweek has contacted Kinzinger and the Office of the Former President for comment.

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Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) questions witnesses during a House Committee on Foreign Affairs hearing looking into the firing of State Department Inspector General Steven Linick, on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. on September 16, 2020. He has faced criticism from some in the GOP over his stances on former President Donald Trump. Kevin Dietsch/AFP via Getty Images