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Republican congressman tells Trump to 'delete your account' after he tweeted a 45-minute speech repeating baseless voter-fraud claims

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  • Republican Rep. Adam Kinzinger on Wednesday told President Donald Trump to delete his Twitter account.

  • The lawmaker quote-tweeted the president's link to a video statement with more unfounded claims about the November 3 election.

  • "Time to delete your account," Kinzinger, who represents Illinois' 16th District, tweeted.

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A Republican congressman told President Donald Trump to "delete your account" on Wednesday night after the president tweeted a link to a 45-minute speech in which he repeated baseless claims of widespread voter fraud in the election.

Rep. Adam Kinzinger, who represents Illinois' 16th District, quote-tweeted the president's video statement and added, "Time to delete your account."

Kinzinger has referred to Trump's election-fraud claims as baseless conspiracy theories.

"The @FBI did not rig the election. If you find yourself believing they did, please stop, and say it out loud, and you will realize how silly it sounds," he tweeted over the weekend, adding that Trump was "simply flooding the zone with baseless conspiracies again."

Support for Trump's questioning the election result has faded in his inner circle. Vice President Mike Pence is said to be the latest member of the administration keen for Trump to abandon the strategy.

A senior administration official told The Daily Beast this week that it was "an open secret" that Pence "absolutely does not feel the same way about the legal effort as President Trump does."

The official added that Pence "doesn't want to go down with this ship" and that he "believes much of the legal work has been unhelpful."

The Trump campaign has continued to claim, without evidence, that widespread voter fraud cost him the presidential election, and it filed several lawsuits in key states. But its legal challenges have been unsuccessful, with the campaign failing to provide evidence to support its allegations.

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