Washington – Representative Adam Kinzinger, one of 10 Republicans who voted to impeach Donald Trump, is launching a political action committee to contain the Republican leadership team in the House of Representatives and the party, which is considered to be they have aligned too much with the former president.
The “Country 1st” committee, unveiled in a six-minute video released Sunday, will challenge the current course of a Republican Party that Kinzinger says has mistakenly become a “Trump is first party” to the detriment of the nation, as seen in the January 6 riots at the Capitol.
The congressman cited the apparent reluctance of most Republicans to hold Trump accountable for his role in encouraging violent protests, as well as the party’s support for lawmakers such as Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene, who has come under fire for posts she has posted. made on social media reported by various news outlets in which he has hinted at his support for killing Democratic politicians, unfounded QAnon theories, and racist views.RELATED
The committee’s goal is to say, “Let’s take a look at the last four years, how far we’ve come badly,” Kinzinger said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” “How backward we are, how much we spread darkness and division. And that’s not the game I signed up for. And I think most Republicans didn’t sign up for that. “
“It does not mean that we should not fight back, defend what we believe in, conservative principles,” he added. “But when I ask people now what a conservative principle is, how many people think that conservative principles are just things like ‘build a wall’ and ‘rush into the Capitol and organize an insurrection’?”
Kinzinger also criticized the leadership of House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, who initially said after the riots that Trump bears responsibility for the violence. But after meeting privately with the former president last week in Florida, McCarthy tweeted in support: “United and ready to win in ’22.”
Kinzinger also mentioned the GOP’s attempts to remove Representative Liz Cheney from the leadership team because she voted in favor of impeachment of Trump.
“Republicans must say enough is enough,” Kinzinger says in the video. “It’s time to unplug the outrage machine, reject personality politics, and put conspiracy theories and anger aside.”