Former Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.) recently expressed concern that former President Donald Trump could win the 2024 election after “learning” about weaknesses in the political system in 2020.
In an interview on The Bulwark podcast on Tuesday, Kinzinger said Trump and his allies “accidentally tested the system” in 2020 and now know where the weak points are for the next election.
With Trump and Biden polling similarly so far, Kinzinger stressed that Trump could realistically win in 2024. He warned that people are not taking Trump’s campaign seriously enough, just like in his first run.
“If anybody thinks that Donald Trump can’t win, listen, he can win again,” Kinzinger said. “Nobody thought he could win in 2016.”
He cautioned that if Trump were reelected, he would appoint cabinet members willing to disregard the Constitution and do whatever Trump wants. In that scenario, Kinzinger believes the system could be “stressed beyond what even the Founding Fathers imagined.”
Kinzinger, a vocal Trump critic, served in the House from 2011 to 2023 and voted to impeach Trump for his role in the January 6, 2021 Capitol riot. He has been outspoken about the danger of Trump exploiting weaknesses in the election system for a 2024 comeback bid.