Rep. Kinzinger: ‘It’s time’ for leaders to disavow QAnon
Greene has vocally supported QAnon theories, and Trump endorsed her candidacy. The president went so far as to call her a “future Republican star” after her primary win. She is heavily favored to win in November.
Speaking on CNN’s “Reliable Sources,” Kinzinger said he supported Greene’s primary challenger, neurosurgeon John Cowan, in the runoff.
“I think up to maybe about a week ago there wasn’t a reason to denounce it because it didn’t need the attention, but now that it’s made mainstream — we have a candidate that embraces it that won a primary,” he said.
In a briefing last week, Trump sidestepped a question about Greene’s support for QAnon. Kinzinger said it’s time for the president and leading lawmakers to disavow it.
“The president hasn’t fully denounced it or denounced it at all,” he said. “Now it’s time for leaders to come out and denounce it.”
He added that it’s not a partisan issue, and that both Democrats and Republicans “have to denounce extremism in their own party because that’s where it’s effective.”