Republican Representative Adam Kinzinger and one of the few Republicans to vote for the impeachment of former President Donald Trump announced his retirement this week.
“Rep. Adam Kinzinger, one of ten Republican representatives to vote for the impeachment of former President Donald Trump and one of two Republicans to sit on Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s partisan committee investigating the January 6 incident at the Capitol, announced his retirement Friday after the Illinois Democrats released its redistricting maps,” according to Breitbart News.
“Kinzinger announced the retirement in the video by saying the ‘time is now’ to move on from Congress,” reported Breitbart News. “He also expressed ‘awe’ at the nine other Republicans who voted to impeach Trump, one who has already announced retirement and the rest facing tough reelections in the midterms coming next year.”
“My disappointment in the leaders that don’t lead is huge,” said Kinzinger, “dehumanizing each other has become the norm.”
He continued, “we’ve taken it from social media to the streets. We’ve allowed leaders to reach power selling the false premise that strength comes from degrading others and dehumanizing those that look, act, or think differently than we do. As a country, we’ve fallen for those lies, and now we face a poisoned country filled with outrage blinding our ability to reach real strength.”
Looking forward to the next chapter! pic.twitter.com/SvdFCVtrlE
— Adam Kinzinger (@AdamKinzinger) October 29, 2021
Based on the way Kinzinger ended his statement, he will likely run against Illinois Governor, Democrat J.B. Pritzker, in the midterms next year. “I cannot focus on both a reelection to Congress and a broader fight nationwide,” he said. “I want to make it clear, this isn’t the end of my political future, but the beginning.”
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