Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill) posted a 3-minute audio of threatening voicemails his office received recently to highlight the harassment he and his family faced for his work investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.
“Threats of violence over politics has increased heavily in the last few years. But the darkness has reached new lows,” Kinzinger said in a tweet on Tuesday. “My new interns made this compilation of recent calls they’ve received while serving in my DC office.”
In one voicemail a person threatened to come to his house and go after his wife and newborn baby.
“I’m going to come to protest in front of your house this weekend. We know where your family is, and we’re going to get you … We’re going to get your wife, going to get your kids,” the caller said.
“I hope you naturally die as quickly as fucking possible,” another caller said.
Some callers accuse Kinzinger of “lying” about Jan. 6 and attacking Trump.
Another caller says she “hopes the wrath of the Lord God almighty, come up on you, your health, your family, your home, your livelihood and I pray if it be God’s will that you suffer.”
Last month, Kinzinger shared a letter of the death threat he received because he is on the January 6 committee. The letter was addressed to his wife Sofia and said, “That pimp you married not only broke his oath, but he also sold his soul … Therefore, although it might take time, he will be executed.”
According to Axios, threats against lawmakers have increased significantly in the last five years. So far this year, the US Capitol Police has opened more than 1,800 cases of threats against lawmakers.