Illinois Republican Rep. Adam Kinzinger accused the Trump campaign Wednesday morning of scamming supporters out of millions of dollars in post-election donations.
“Where I feel really bad though is just the people that are struggling during the pandemic that are giving President Trump’s campaign for this recount because they believe him, it’s just a scam. It’s a big grift,” Kinzinger said on CNN. “After an election, it has turned into an undermining of democracy, and that’s the differentiation.” (RELATED: Donations To Trump’s ‘Recount Account’ Worth Less Than $8,000 Are Going to ‘Save America’ PAC, RNC)
He claimed that “people that work hard for their money are giving their money to this because they’re convinced because the president’s telling them they can win, and they can’t.”
“All these members of congress that are posting crazy things so they can get a ton of followers and retweets and raise money,” Kinzinger closed. “I think we have to call it out finally because if we don’t people are just going to believe it.”
“It’s just a scam; it’s a big grift,” GOP Rep. Adam Kinzinger says as the Trump campaign continues to send fundraising emails.
— New Day (@NewDay) December 30, 2020
CNN reported Monday that the Trump campaign has sent more than 550 fundraising emails to its lists of supporters in recent weeks.
By December, the campaign and Republican National Committee had jointly raised more than $200 million in post-election donations.
The campaign did not respond by press time to Daily Caller’s inquiries on the subject.