Congressman Adam Kinzinger On National Defense, Taking On Trump
16th District Congressman Adam Kinzinger has been making some news lately by openly disagreeing with President Trump on several issues, including the election, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), and downsizing America's troop levels in Afghanistan.
Congressman Kinzinger made his monthly visit to the WROK Morning Show on Wednesday, so we took the opportunity to ask about his differences with President Trump. He told us that while he likes the president personally (and voted for him in November), and agrees with much of Trump's agenda, he disagrees with the tone and the rhetoric coming from the Commander-in-Chief.
He's not on-board with President Trump's decision to pull out of Afghanistan, saying that if President Obama had made that call he would be outraged by it, too.
He voted for the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), saying that America's armed forces are depending on the passage of the NDAA, even though the president has threatened a veto over due to certain protections in the bill for social media companies. Kinzinger believes that social media giants have gone way too far in some of their acts and policies, but that they should be not be the reason to vote against the bill.
We also asked Congressman Kinzinger about the horrible troubles at the LaSalle Veterans Home here in Illinois, especially after over 30 veterans have died from a COVID-19 outbreak at the facility. Kinzinger pointed out that an administrator at LaSalle Veterans Home being fired isn't enough, and that Illinois governor JB Pritzker was incredibly slow to take action on what was taking place at the veteran's home.
Congressman Adam Kinzinger on the WROK Morning Show: