Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.) slammed fellow GOPer Mo Brooks as “evil” on Thursday due to a statement Brooks released following an hours-long standoff with a “terrorist” near the US Capitol.
Brooks (R-AL.) said he sympathized with “anger directed at dictatorial Socialism” after the suspect threatened to blow up the Library of Congress. Luckily, he did not have any explosives.
Floyd Ray Roseberry — a 49-year-old from Grover, NC — ranted at President Biden in a livestream during the standoff. He told Biden the deaths of Afghan people “are on your hands” and also declared that “the South’s coming.”
Shortly before Roseberry surrendered to police following a five-hour standoff, Brooks (R-Ala.) tweeted out a statement that he was monitoring the situation from his home in Alabama.
“Sadly, violence and threats of violence targeting America’s political institutions are far too common,” Brooks said. “Although this terrorist’s motivation is not yet publicly known, and generally speaking, I understand citizenry anger directed at dictatorial Socialism and its threat to liberty, freedom and the very fabric of American society.
“The way to stop Socialism’s march is for patriotic Americans to fight back in the 2022 and 2024 elections,” Brooks concluded. “I strongly encourage patriotic Americans to do that more so than ever before. Bluntly stated, America’s future is at risk.”
Kinzinger retweeted the Brooks statement from his personal account and attached the one-word message: “Evil.”