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.”
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. https://t.co/Ea1dPfM1O4
— Adam Kinzinger (@AdamKinzinger) September 6, 2021
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.
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) September 3, 2021
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:
Cry me a river, you disgusting twit.
— Charles X Proxy™ (@Charlemagne0814) September 6, 2021
You’re an idiot, it’s about the survival of the Republic. They play to win, we dont because of weak clowns like you. If you couldn’t gaslight them like they gaslight us, all you had to do was stfu. You are a liability to the Republic.
— Alan Bayer (@AlanBayer2) September 6, 2021
That you are even remotely concerned about a tweet when you are trying to focus on the US State Dept solidifies how unserious you are as an elected official. Completely ineffectual.
— Heather Champion (@winningatmylife) September 6, 2021
You should probably know who your @ ing before you tweet next time.
It’s guaranteed Fusilli cares more about “truth” and “consitency” than you do.
— Frank (@richardrahl1086) September 6, 2021
Adam, if you knew anything about Fusilli Spock, you would understand he is one of the most committed people to truth and consistency.
Perhaps you should glance at his twitter feed before making such a silly remark?
— Cobra Commander XV (@cobracommandr15) September 6, 2021
He’s far more principaled than some brown nosing asshole turncoat like you.
— Oscar Von Reuenthal (@OscarVReuenthal) September 6, 2021
Your tribe is much like any other politician’s tribe – it has to benefit you, and constituents be damned.
— Rocket Bunny 🚀 (@RocketBunnyX1) September 6, 2021
You are a complete idiot. Seriously. @awstar11 has never been part of any tribe and you lecturing him when the one who picked a tribe was you, is entertaining.
You’re not someone to be taken seriously. Ever.
— Texas Darlin’ 🎀 (@TexitDarling) September 6, 2021
LOL enjoy your last year in Congress, you soiled mattress pad.
— Jay Collinwood (@collinwood_j) September 6, 2021
If you choose not to join a tribe, you still have made a choice.
— AmishDude (@TheAmishDude) September 6, 2021
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