Rep. Adam Kinzinger Says No Ebola Travel Ban Yet [AUDIO]
Illinois Congressman Adam Kinzinger joined the show this week and our discussion focused on two key topics: U.S. military action against ISIS and the Ebola outbreak in Africa.
The Congressman recently returned from a trip to Turkey and Iraq, where he facilitated negotiations between multiple groups who have been battling both Assad and ISIS. We asked him if he thinks ground troops are inevitable in the fight against ISIS. While he would not use the word "inevitable," he said it was likely to happen at some point.
We also discussed the Ebola outbreak in Africa and the recent news of the first person to be diagnosed with Ebola within the U.S. While some have called for a total travel ban to and from that portion of Africa, Kinzinger said it was not necessary, at least yet:
I'm OK with some restrictions from West Africa and I'm find if the President decides to shut down flights. I think there's a lot of paranoia surrounding this. Every year it's something news; it's bird flu, it's H1N1, it's swine flu, and this year it's Ebola. I think we have to be careful. I think we have to be very vigilant. I think the CDC needs to do the very best they can do...our airports too. But at the end of the day, go to school, live your life, have fun and I don't think you're going to get Ebola.
Here's our full conversation with the Congresman. His talk about ground troops The Ebola answer starts at about the 5:17 mark, while the Ebola discussion happens at the 10:00 mark: