Congressman Adam Kinzinger Talks Trump, Cheney, State Of GOP
I'll assume that since you're reading this, you've been keeping up with the political world, and you've no doubt seen or heard some of the things that 16th District Congressman Adam Kinzinger has had to say about the current state of American politics.
Going back to January of this year, Congressman Kinzinger was one of 10 House Republicans to vote in favor of the impeachment of President Trump for his role in the January 6th Capitol riot, and he has most certainly stood by that vote ever since. He tells me that he's well aware of the anger of some GOP voters, but that he's at peace with his decision.
He also hasn't slowed up his criticism of the Republican Party, either. On Sunday, as a guest on CBS's Face The Nation, Congressman Kinzinger likened the Republican Party to the Titanic. He referred to his party being in the midst of a "slow sink."
Right now, it's basically the Titanic. We're in the middle of this slow sink. We have a band playing on the deck telling everybody it's fine. And meanwhile, Donald Trump's running around trying to find women's clothing and get on the first lifeboat.
This morning when we talked with Congressman Kinzinger, the vote on whether or not Wyoming Congresswoman Liz Cheney would be removed from her leadership position (House GOP conference chair) in the House of Representatives hadn't been taken yet, so I asked Congressman Kinzinger to make a prediction on what would happen (spoiler alert: he predicted her removal), and what it means going forward.
Take a listen to our interview where we discuss the above items and also the hacking of the Colonial Pipeline, and what our country's enemies are trying to accomplish through cyber-warfare: