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Washington Examiner: Conservative Rep. Kinzinger, abandoned by GOP, still has much to offer

Republicans should start listening more closely to GOP Rep. Adam Kinzinger of Illinois. If they get beyond their fury about his admirable insistence on investigating the Capitol riot, they might gain some real wisdom from him.


Deseret News: Post-Trump Republicans are looking for a new ally in 2022: Democrats

In the fight over the future of the Republican Party, some post-Trump Republicans are hoping voters outside the GOP will at least temporarily join their cause.


Market Watch/AP: Adam Kinzinger advocates ‘uneasy alliance’ to thwart Trump and his allies in upcoming Republican primaries

In the high-stakes fight for the GOP’s future, Rep. Adam Kinzinger, is calling on Democrats and independents to form an “uneasy alliance” with Republicans to fight former President Donald Trump’s influence.


Washington Examiner: Adam Kinzinger announces birth of son

Rep. Adam Kinzinger and his wife welcomed a baby boy Wednesday afternoon, the Illinois Republican announced on social media.


NBC News: Meet the Press - January 9, 2022

CHUCK TODD: Welcome back. A year ago, after the sacking of the U.S. Capitol, we asked this: Is this the end of something or the beginning? An aberration or a harbinger or where Trumpism was heading? We now know. The Grand Old Party is now Donald Trump's party. He lost the election, but insists it was stolen, still, has never conceded. And elected Republicans, most of them at least, pretend to believe, believe him because the voters already do, at least on that side of the aisle. On Thursday's January 6th anniversary, Republicans divided into three groups; the conspiracy spreaders; members who condemned the riot of the day, but not the man who inspired it; and the few who called it what it was, a violent attack on our democracy. Well, joining me now is Congressman Adam Kinzinger, of Illinois. He's one of the few Republicans who has publicly criticized former President Trump. He is also one of two Republicans on the House committee investigating January 6th. Congressman Kinzinger, welcome back to Meet The Press. Let me just start with this.


USA Today: Jan. 6 committee Republican member: We are in the fight of our lives

America is more divided today than we were on Jan. 6, 2021. We have allowed toxic tribalism to cloud our sense of reality, to question what’s true and to ignore the facts laid in front of us. We have to turn things around now or the great experiment of our democracy and the institutions we hold dear will crumble before our eyes.


25 News: Bloomington native Kinzinger hints political future does not include statewide office

U.S. Representative Adam Kinzinger, who started his political career in Bloomington-Normal, is indicating he will not run for Illinois governor or U.S. Senator, and instead is focusing on a nationwide struggle that he says is the “fight of our lives.”


Chicago Sun Times: Kinzinger big story of 2021; preview of Illinois politics in 2022

The Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol transformed Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill., from a conspiracy fighter to one of the few elected Republicans in the entire nation willing to take on the Trump wing of the GOP, resulting in the end of his career in the House. The arc of that story is one of the biggest I covered in 2021.


The Hill: Trump war with GOP seeps into midterms

Former President Trump’s war with his staunch GOP critics on Capitol Hill is seeping into every corner of the 2022 campaign trail.


Iroquois Times Republic: A path forward for Adam Kinzinger

What is Adam Kinzinger going to do? What should he do? Friends ask me. His options aren’t good, yet I have a path forward for Kinzinger.