Illinois Republican Rep. Adam Kinzinger called the ongoing efforts by Donald Trump and certain House Republicans to overturn the election of President-elect Joe Biden a “scam” today on CNN.
Kinzinger, speaking Sunday morning on CNN’s “State of the Union,” said: “The reality is there is no impetus to overthrow an election,” and added that even if there were reasons to do so, there is not a constitutional mechanism to overturn a presidential election after states have formally certified their results.
He went on to say that Trump and certain members of Congress are “getting retweets, they’re getting followers and they’re raising money on this scam.”
“It is a scam and it is going to disappoint the people that believe this election was stolen, that think this is an opportunity to change it,” he added.
President-elect Joe Biden won the presidential election with 306 electoral votes to Trump’s 232 votes.
Kinzinger on possibility of Republicans challenging Electoral College results on Jan. 6: “This is a scam … the reality is there is no impetus to overthrow an election, even if you want to … we talk about the Constitution. We have to follow it.” pic.twitter.com/sSQVHsffr2
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) December 27, 2020