Kinzinger: If Half the Country Believes that the 2020 Election Is a Fraud, Our Democracy Wouldn’t Survive
KINZINGER: "I mean, I think, look, if you look at the President's statements even months prior to the election, he started saying, 'If we lose, it's because it's going to be stolen.' There was — I think it was Chris Stirewalt came in on our second hearing and talked about that idea of that — the red mirage, how early in the night it'll look like Republicans are winning, and then later it will be the obvious result. I mean, I think Democrats were ahead in Ohio significantly even at the beginning of the night. Steve Bannon is an agent of chaos. Steve Bannon, in his own words, believes you have to basically burn the system down to rebuild it and fix it. What he's saying right there is very clearly him saying, 'No matter what, we're declaring victory.' And that is a violation of everything we have to hold dear in the Constitution. Listen, the only thing we need for democracy to survive is the knowledge that you can vote, that that vote counts, and we live with the winner and loser. If half the country believes that that wasn't accurate, you can't expect democracy to survive."