Kinzinger goes off about tribes when a real conservative confronts him about ‘new buddies’

Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) was called out by conservatives after he lashed out at the Biden State Department for claiming they have no “reliable means” on the ground in Afghanistan to determine if Americans are being held hostage or not.

“You’re the damn State Dept, get some ‘reliable means.’ You have one job. Good Lord State Department says it has no ‘reliable means’ to confirm if Taliban preventing Americans from leaving Afghanistan,” Kinzinger tweeted.

“Adam seems to have some issues with his new buddies,” answered one conservative.

The retort ruffled Kinzinger’s fur. He snapped back: “Both them, and you, picked a tribe. You don’t care about pesky things like ‘truth’ and ‘consistency.’ All that matters is your tribe. I refuse to join one, and tribalism must die.”

Kinzinger ironically appears to have picked the left as his tribe and was nailed for it. He previously called for former President Trump’s impeachment and he sits on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s Jan. 6 House Select Committee that is looking to prosecute Republicans. Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming was Pelosi’s other pick for the committee.

His latest stance against Republicans is that maybe they should not hold the majority in the House of Representatives.

“I think if we’re going to be in charge and pushing conspiracy and pushing division and pushing lies, then the Republican Party should not have the majority,” Kinzinger stated on CNN’s “State of the Union.”

“All I can say right now is my party has to embrace truth. We have to have a full reckoning of what happened on January 6, and we have to turn away from conspiracy,” Kinzinger contended when he was asked whether he thought voters should trust House Republican leaders with the majority in 2022.

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House Freedom Caucus Chair Andy Biggs (R-AZ) sent a letter last week urging House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) to remove Kinzinger and Cheney from the Republican conference. He accused them of taking their marching orders from Democrats.

Kinzinger accused Republicans in the House Freedom Caucus, who are calling for his and Cheney’s removal, of being supportive of “bloodshed” and “flirting around with white nationalism.”

“The question is – what is our party going to be? Are we going to be the party of opportunity and hope, or the party of anger and division, where truth has no place in it?” he asked as he spoke with Bash.

“If Andy Biggs has his way, we will be the party where truth-tellers and people that want to stand up for the Constitution, like Liz Cheney and myself, get kicked out of the party because there’s no room for truth,” Kinzinger declared on Sunday. “So I would encourage the rest of my colleagues in the Republican Party to not just passively resist that move, but to do it open and honestly.”

He asserted that he is “not worried” about his future in the Republican Party, but noted that he believes the GOP “desperately needs some people to stand up and tell the truth.”

Many conservatives have no respect for Kinzinger and don’t even really consider him a Republican at this point:


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