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Kinzinger and family receive death threat

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Rep. Adam Kinzinger

Illinois Congressman Adam Kinzinger says he's received a death threat for his role in investigating the January 6th insurrection at the U-S Capitol.

The Republican told ABC's "This Week With George Stephanopoulos" the threat was mailed to his house in Channahon from "the local area."

The letter said the congressman would be executed, along with his wife and five month old son.

Kinzinger took to Twitter to post the letter with the comment "The Darkness is spreading thanks to cowardly leaders fearful of truth. Is that what you want GOP? Pastors?"

Kinzinger is one of two Republicans on the Jan. 6 committee, which is holding public hearings.

"I've never seen or had anything like that. I don't worry, but now that I have a wife and kids it's a little different,": he said. "There are people that -- there's violence in the future, I'm going to tell you. And until we get a grip on telling people the truth, we can't expect any differently."

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