Adam Kinzinger gives an Inside Account to a Disowned Republican
He said he got drunk at a lawmaker retreat "Trump's president, how do we deal with this?"
Before breaking the bond between himself and Donald Trump and joining the Select Committee investigating the January 6th Riots, Adam Kinzinger was a House Republican in great standing with the party. Kinzinger would have to stay silent on objecting to any of Trump’s moves during his presidency and this even pushed him to get “super drunk” at the January 2017 election victory event. He said, "Trump's president, how do we deal with this?"
Adam Kinzinger told the Post that he didn’t vote for Donald Trump in 2016, but did so in 2020 to gain “credit with the base” and told the Post this moment made him feel “dirty.” Kinzinger also didn’t vote for Trump’s first impeachment in 2019.
"It's like I knew if I voted for that, I was done."
Adam Kinzinger, defending his stance, said.
Rather than going for re-election, Adam Kinzinger is retiring alongside fellow Republican Liz Cheney who is also spending the majority of her time with the January 6th House committee instead of on the campaign trail.
"Nobody understands the GOP power structure better than Liz Cheney, but nobody understands the right-wing media infrastructure better than Adam Kinzinger. We don't even know how to find those channels."
Jamie Raskin said of Adam Kinzinger’s efforts with the Committee.