Kinzinger: Republicans can't with 'clean conscience' object after hearing Trump tape

Rep. Adam KinzingerAdam Daniel KinzingerRepublicans, please save your party House GOP campaign chief: Not helpful for Trump to meddle in primaries Democrats snipe on policy, GOP brawls over Trump MORE (R-Ill.) tweeted Sunday that a recording of President TrumpDonald TrumpTrump announces new tranche of endorsements DeSantis, Pence tied in 2024 Republican poll Lawmakers demand changes after National Guard troops at Capitol sickened from tainted food MORE demanding that Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger (R) “find” more votes for him was “appalling.”

“This is absolutely appalling,” tweeted Kinzinger, who has become one of the most vocal Republican critics of Trump’s attempts to overturn the 2020 election. “To every member of Congress considering objecting to the election results, you cannot- in light of this- do so with a clean conscience.  #RestoreOurGOP.”


In the recording, obtained by The Washington Post, the president asks Raffensperger to “find” more than 11,000 ballots to overcome the deficit between Trump and President-elect Biden in the Peach State.

"I just want to find 11,780 votes, which is one more than we have. Because we won the state," Trump says in the recording.

The president has repeatedly condemned Raffensperger and Gov. Brian KempBrian KempTrump fires back at WSJ editorial urging GOP to move on Georgia Gov. Kemp says he'd 'absolutely' back Trump as 2024 nominee Democrats must prepare now for a contested 2024 election MORE (R) for refusing to cooperate with his efforts to overturn the state’s election results. Raffensperger can again be heard refusing to help in the call.