U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger once again made a fool of himself as he picked a fight with Tucker Carlson and then proclaimed that he was guilty of political cowardice and felt “dirty” after voting for former President Trump.
The Illinois Republican evidently could not help himself and was triggered by Fox News host Tucker Carlson when he announced that he would be interviewing former Trump strategist Steve Bannon following his conviction on contempt of Congress charges.
Kinzinger took a blurry picture of Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.), who ran like many others did on Jan. 6 as the Capitol building was breached by rioters, and snarked, “I’ll be running to my nearest TV for this interview!” in response to Carlson’s interview tweet. He was slammed all over the place for it. It should also be noted that he took great pleasure in making fun of Hawley more than once on Twitter.
Worse yet, Kinzinger decided to further prostrate himself in front of Democrats, telling The Washington Post that he felt guilty for his political cowardice after voting for Trump in 2020 and then against his first impeachment. He claimed he felt “dirty” casting his ballot but did it to appease the Republican base.
— Adam Kinzinger🇺🇦🇺🇸✌️ (@AdamKinzinger) July 22, 2022
— Adam Kinzinger🇺🇦🇺🇸✌️ (@AdamKinzinger) July 24, 2022
The Washington Post ran with the cringy headline, “The education of Adam Kinzinger.” The turncoat Republican has long been a critic of Trump and a staunch ally of Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.). Both sit on the Jan. 6 select committee that is attempting to lynch Trump and both hate him with a white-hot passion.
In the piece, Kinzinger rants about how Trump has destroyed the GOP and makes himself look weak and incompetent by asserting that he had to somehow overcome the former president’s influence.
He has alienated himself from just about everyone in the Republican Party except Cheney. Kinzinger told the Washington Post he was “angry” with Republicans who knew Trump had lost the 2020 election. He said those were Republicans “who could have stood up and knew better,” but were too intimidated by the GOP base to say so publicly.
Why is Adam Kinzinger such a loser?
— Catturd ™ (@catturd2) July 23, 2022
Kinzinger says that he didn’t vote for Trump in 2016. Then went on to confess that he “got super drunk” at a GOP retreat in January of 2017 after Trump visited Republicans. He then claimed that he spent much of Trump’s presidential term “compartmentalizing a few good policy positions while politely disagreeing with Trump on his erratic moves,” and then “found an excuse to oppose impeachment.”
He went on to assert that he feared the wrath of conservative voters if he voted for Trump’s impeachment.
“It’s like I knew if I voted for that, I was done,” he said.
In 2020, he voted for Trump, stating that it was the worst rationalization of his political career.
“That way I can say with a straight face I voted for him,” Kinzinger commented. “I know he is not going to win, but I can say I did it. And so I have credit with the base.”
When asked if that action made him the sort of political coward he claims to despise, Kinzinger answered, “Yeah, I was. Yeah, absolutely.”
He went on to say he felt “dirty’ casting his ballot. “It’s not something I can square away in my soul fully.”
The conservative base that Kinzinger disses, blames, and seems so afraid of really, really despises him:
You’re a child. If the @January6thCmte had any solid evidence or were taking this solemn duty to “investigate” you wouldn’t spend all day making jokes like a 1st grader.
— Rosie Memos (@almostjingo) July 22, 2022
Curious why you make fun of people running? Have you ever run anywhere? Why the mockery? You don’t even take your own hearings seriously. I don’t get this Adam. This is a bad look for the world. And you’re perpetuating it. Explain please. @AdamKinzinger https://t.co/eLfbCPPPmm
— Lora (@Loraleejiron1) July 23, 2022
At his colleague’s expense. All class.
— Bea ✝️ 🇺🇲 🎸 (@TheBeaSmith) July 22, 2022
You really are a pathetic rep of the people.
— IYDLIGTHO (@JimboDubyah) July 22, 2022
You’re the whiney baby that cried on air..sit this one out.
— 🍀☘ Tabatha-The Ginger Snap 🇺🇸🏴🇮🇪 (@Winning4Him) July 23, 2022
For you, the most irrelevant Congressman, who is on television 24-7 because of a silly, show trial, to post anything like this, is the ultimate in tone-deaf.
You are truly, the “He/Him” AOC!
— Jim 🇺🇸 🇹🇼 (@jimkaldem) July 23, 2022
— Dani (@danielleguthr19) July 23, 2022
You should just stop tweeting.
— Rich Robinson (@richrobby) July 23, 2022
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