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GOP congressman blasts as 'repugnant' Trump civil war tweet

AP , Monday 30 Sep 2019
Adam Kinzinger
File photo: In this March 6, 2019 file photo, Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill., speaks to the media at the White House in Washington. (AP)
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A Republican congressman is slamming as "beyond repugnant" President Donald Trump's tweet of a conservative pastor's comment that removing Trump from office would provoke a "civil war-like fracture'' in America.

Rep. Adam Kinzinger, a former Air Force pilot who represents an Illinois district Trump won in 2016, tweeted Sunday, "I have visited nations ravaged by civil war. ... I have never imagined such a quote to be repeated by a President. This is beyond repugnant.''

Trump had tweeted a comment from the Rev. Robert Jeffress, pastor of the Southern Baptist megachurch First Baptist Dallas. On "Fox & Friends Weekend'' Sunday, Jeffress said, "If the Democrats are successful in removing the president from office, it will cause a civil war-like fracture in this nation from which our country will never heal.''

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