Although President-elect Joe Biden was declared the winner of the presidential election last month, Mr. Trump has repeatedly claimed widespread voter fraud and has yet to back down.
Trump and his team faced more than 50 legal challenges that were rejected over the past month, as he and his allies are still trying to nullify last month’s election results. There is no evidence for the allegations.
On Saturday morning, Mr. Trump repeated his unfounded claims and tweeted: “The Department of Justice and the FBI did nothing about the voter fraud in the 2020 presidential election, the largest fraud in our nation’s history, despite overwhelming evidence.
They should be ashamed. History will be remembered. never give up. Everyone watched in the capital on January 6th. “
Responding to the post, which Twitter described as a disputed allegation, Mr. Kinzinger, of Illinois, wrote: “Oh my God. You’re trying to burn the place on the way out because you can’t afford to lose. No evidence, nothing but your tantrum and crazy intrigues. . “
In a subsequent tweet, an Illinois representative added: “All this talk on January 6 from realDonaldTrump and other members of Congress is just an explanation: They will raise money and gain followers by blaming anyone else who knows so well that they can’t do anything. It’s sad, And an absolute scam. #Restoreourgop. “
On January 6, Congress will meet to count the Electoral College votes to confirm that Mr. Biden is the next president of the United States.
In his Saturday posts, Kinzinger appeared to refer to reports from the New York times Earlier this month he said Mr Trump had raised about $ 170 million (£ 127 million) since November 3 to help him nullify the election result. Most of the money was secured in the week after the election.
Since then, Mr. Trump and his campaign team have repeatedly sent emails asking for donations to the Election Defense Fund.
Although the campaign claimed the donations were for the “Defense Fund,” the meticulous printing of the letter indicates that much of the money donated to support this effort since Election Day has instead paid off campaign debts and replenish the Republican National Committee.
The money was also spent helping Save America, a new post-election political action committee Trump established. The money raised by the commission can be used to cover personal expenses.
Kinzinger’s criticism of Trump came amid reports that Alabama Representative Mo Brooks and incoming Senator Tommy Toberville will challenge the Electoral College votes in January.
Earlier this month, Mr. Brooks announced that he would object to voters who had been chosen for the six states that Biden won in the election when Congress meets to confirm him as President of the United States on January 6, while Mr. Toberville has suggested he might join the effort.
In order to force a debate and vote on the objection, a representative of both the House and Senate must object in writing. Even so, the proposal is unlikely to bypass the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives.
Republican congressmen met privately with Mr Trump at the White House on Monday to discuss plans to veto the Electoral College results, according to The hill.
Mr. Brooks was joined at the meeting by Matt Gates of Florida, Georgia lawmakers Judy Hayes, actor-elect Marjorie Taylor Greene, and Jim Jordan of Ohio, who all tweeted about it.
Bloomberg She stated that Scott Perry from Pennsylvania, Louis Gomart from Texas, and Andy Biggs from Arizona were also at the meeting.
However, several prominent Republicans and Trump allies, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Rules Committee Chairman Roy Blunt, urged representatives not to object to the January 6 vote, warning it could harm the party politically.
Earlier this month, the US Electoral College voted for Biden as the winner of the presidential election, by 306 votes to 232 for Trump.
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