Goodbye: Anti-Trump Rep. Adam Kinzinger Won’t Seek Reelection


Representative Adam Kinzinger, the man who became a media darling through his anti-Trump diatribes, has announced he will not seek reelection.

The news comes just weeks after Democrats in Illinois unveiled a new congressional map that significantly impacted Kinzinger’s chances of winning in 2022.

“I also remember during that campaign saying that if I ever thought it was time to move on from Congress, I would, and that time is now,” he said in a video posted Friday morning.

Kinzinger is one of 10 Republicans who joined Democrats in impeaching former President Donald Trump and has played a prominent role on the House select committee investigating the Capitol riot.

Looking forward to the next chapter! pic.twitter.com/SvdFCVtrlE

Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) explained that he can’t focus on reelection to Congress when he must partake in “a broader fight nationwide.”

And indeed, it sounds as if the ‘Never Trumper’ is setting his sites on a different, if not higher office.

“I want to make it clear. This isn’t the end of my political future, but the beginning,” he said. “Serving six terms in Congress has been an honor of a lifetime.”

Kinzinger leaving Congress to focus on being a bitch full time https://t.co/vfZqLNEzWn

Democrats in Illinois were poised to discard Kinzinger like a used toothpick as they schemed to draw a new congressional map that would gut his district.

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The Chicago Sun-Times reported that he would have had trouble winning regardless what had happened – and not just because of the Democrats.

“Kinzinger’s political problem is that he is a major target of the pro-Trump forces in the GOP and he would face a primary battle he may not survive no matter the district he picked to run in,” they wrote.

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