Congressman Adam Kinzinger: The Shooting Of Rep Steve Scalise Was An Attack On Democracy

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"We don't put the life of anybody necessarily over anybody else but when you have an attack on democracy and this institution its almost the equivalent of an assassination but an attack against people because of their republican beliefs. I can't imagine somebody saying hey, I disagree with what you think politically therefor I am going to stalk you out for months and kill you. We are all just really worried for Steve right now and the people who were shot."

----Adam Kinzinger on yesterday's shooting of Rep Steve Scalise being an attack on democracy

Congressman Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) spoke with Brian Kilmeade about Congressman Steve Scalise and 4 others being shot in Alexandria Virginia yesterday. Kinzinger said the shooting was an attack on democracy and the rhetoric on both sides in the country is out of control and it is scary that members of congress including himself are getting death threats following the shooting. Turning to Robert Mueller's investigation into President Trump, Kinzinger said he believes in the rule of law and believes Mueller should conduct a thorough investigation but added from what he has seen so far, there hasn't been any collusion or obstruction from President Trump or his associates.

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Kinzinger on how the political rhetoric on both sides is out of control

(Kinzinger) The political rhetoric is really driven and all you have to do is look at any member of congress's Facebook and frankly some of it's our side and we are getting it on the other side. I have had death threats just a few weeks ago and had an order of protection filed against somebody because of it. People are feeling more and more embolden....there is no human decency among some people and that's very concerning and its really sickening honestly.

Adam Kinzinger on Newt Gingrich's tweet on Robert Muller's investigation into President Trump

(Kilmeade) I want to bring you to Newt Gingrich's tweet rant this morning. He said Mueller is setting up a dragnet of obstruction, financial questions and every aspect of Trump's life and his associate's lives. very dangerous, The brazen redefinition of Mueller's task tells you how arrogant the deep state is and how confident it is it can get away with anything to destroy Trump's presidency. Do you share that sentiment?

(Kinzinger) I like the Speaker and I get that there is concern out there. That tweet rant, I haven't read it. That sounds like a lot of conspiracy. I get the emotions are running high on this, I still believe in the institution of democracy though. I think Robert Mueller, look if we get strong evidence that he has gone beyond his charter we will jump in but at this point all we know is he is doing what he was chartered to do which is to investigate. I will tell you, if we fire him, I am not even sure of the process if it can be done or what is done in that process, if we do that it is going to lead to a lot of breakdown in the faith of the institution.