Without singling them out by name, Kinzinger claimed these colleagues of his have an ulterior motive: raising money.
“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,” Kinzinger said.
Based on the states he won, Biden will have 306 electoral votes, compared with 232 for Trump.
Kinzinger told host Dana Bash: “We talk about the Constitution, and we have to follow it and I’m sorry if that doesn’t mean the outcome was what you wanted.”
He said he was concerned where this might all lead.
“If you convince people that, you know, Congress can change a legitimate election and everything was stolen, there is a deep state theory driving this that Satan runs the government. You can see people driven to violence so I’m concerned about that,” Kinzinger said.
Brooks, who has been vocal in claiming the election was stolen from Trump, later responded to Kinzinger’s comments by tweet: “AK says many citizens will be disappointed. YEP – BECAUSE SO MANY POLITICIANS SURRENDER TO VOTER FRAUD!”