Kinzinger seized on a video clip posted by the @Breaking911 account and criticized Harris without noting the context:
If you ever wonder why the left still can’t win elections despite the insanity of Trumpism, save stuff like this for reference later 👇👇👇. You can get mad at me, but I’m not wrong. https://t.co/6FYtxRdl77
— Adam Kinzinger🇺🇦🇺🇸✌️ (@AdamKinzinger) July 27, 2022
Many Twitter users responded by accusing him of mocking the disabled. Some on the left saying they admired him for attacking former President Donald Trump as a member of the January 6 Committee, but would not support him beyond that.
You are wrong, though. This was for accessibility reasons.
— Nina Turner (@ninaturner) July 27, 2022
Some immediately pointed out that other speakers had described themselves — aside from their pronouns — for the blind:
Actually Adam, you are wrong! Vice President Harris was describing herself to people who are sight impaired, the other people at the table did the same. https://t.co/rmQNkvplCf
— Jules Morgan 🇺🇸🇺🇦 (@glamelegance) July 27, 2022
Are you serious? You don’t know that this is how speakers deal with people with disabilities, especially obviously blindness? You’ve done so well on the January 6 committee. I really admire that about you. But I really do think you’re still a silly frat boy at heart. God bless.
— Joan Walsh (@joanwalsh) July 27, 2022