Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) angrily slammed Democrats on Friday for betraying him and gerrymandering his House seat out of existence before the next election, calling it “anything but transparent.”
“I have proudly served six terms in the U.S. House and it has been an honor to do so,” Kinzinger stated on Twitter. “Following the release of the new congressional maps for Illinois, my team and I will spend some time looking them over and reviewing all of the options, including those outside the House. This redistricting process has been anything but transparent, which comes as no surprise to anyone. I believe the people of Illinois deserve better.”
Democrats in the Illinois General Assembly have released a new map that shows redrawn districts that directly impact Kinzinger. He came to fame as a Never-Trumper among liberals in his state and voted to impeach the former president. Kinzinger has strongly aligned himself with leftists and he is currently seeking to punish Trump’s allies utilizing the Jan. 6 commission.
The state’s congressional map affects districts for the next decade. Democrats control both of the state’s legislative chambers, as well as the governor’s office and 13 House seats. Republicans only hold five seats. With the 2020 census showing that Illinois lost population for the first time since its statehood in 1818, the state went from 18 to 17 congressional districts. Illinois will most likely lose a seat in Congress in 2023 and the new map will result in Republicans losing more seats in the state by design.
— Adam Kinzinger (@RepKinzinger) October 15, 2021
If the map is adopted, Kinzinger’s hometown will now be located in a district that will include LaGrange, the hometown of the current 3rd District representative, first-term Democrat Marie Newman.
“The proposed boundary lines would include much of the Southwest and Far Southwest suburbs, giving Newman or any other Democratic candidate an advantage in a general election,” stated Kent Redfield, who is a professor emeritus of political science at the University of Illinois Springfield.
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None of the constituents that Kinzinger has helped or built relationships with actually live in the proposed 3rd District. He would be starting over in his quest to motivate voters to elect him, according to Redfield.
His candidacy is far from a sure thing even with his incumbency, voting record, and a multimillion-dollar campaign war chest. The left-leaning Republican has really angered conservatives over his anti-MAGA stance and his support of President Biden.
“It’s hard for (Kinzinger) to match the intensity … of the people who are upset about Democrats stealing the election from Trump,” Redfield remarked.
“So, for all those reasons, Kinzinger will have to overcome ‘significant hurdles’ if he runs in the 3rd,” he noted.
Kinzinger was first elected to Congress in 2013. He is a six-term lawmaker from Channahon. The moderate lawmaker was one of ten Republicans to vote for Trump’s impeachment and, along with Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY), was chosen to sit on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s select committee to investigate the Jan. 6 riot.
TV personality John Cardillo was succinct over the plight of Kinzinger, tweeting: “Illinois Democrats Reward Never Trump @AdamKinzinger by Redrawing District to End His Career Good. These cucks get everything they deserve.”
There was virtually no sympathy from conservatives on social media either. In fact, many believe he deserves this after aligning with Democrats only to be betrayed by them:
Friendly reminder that @AdamKinzinger will not be returning to Congress after this term.
— Alex Bruesewitz (@alexbruesewitz) October 15, 2021
Played that boy good
— Trocarman (@Trocarman2) October 16, 2021
Adam Kinzinger is a traitor.
— Representative Mike Loychik (@MikeLoychik) October 8, 2021
Press S to spit on Adam Kinzinger’s career. https://t.co/1W0aQZpYBe
— Gabe F. Guidarini (@GabeGuidarini) October 15, 2021
Democrats admire Adam Kinzinger so much that they drew this map to kill him. pic.twitter.com/LfBquxxriE
— Tim Carney (@TPCarney) October 15, 2021
— Buzz Patterson (@BuzzPatterson) October 16, 2021
Don’t worry. You probably weren’t going to get re-elected anyway.
— RidiculouslySpoiledCat❌ (@spoiled_the) October 16, 2021
— Abracadobsi (@Abracadaobsi) October 15, 2021
I really think he thought they would help him since he helped them. LOL…
— Common Sense (@whisty111) October 16, 2021
Now this little bastard really has something to cry about. I am sure he is putting feelers out to CNN and MSNBC about a contributorship.
— GencoOliveOil7 (@GencoOliveOil7) October 16, 2021
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