WIFR 23: Representative Adam Kinzinger starts ‘Country First’ movement

Kinzinger is looking to return to party “he signed up for”

ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) - Republican Representative Adam Kinzinger is trying to refocus the GOPs priorities away from Former President Trump through a new movement called Country First. He’s calling on his fellow Republican leaders to remember the party’s values and integrity and wants lawmakers to speak up for what they believe in.

Kinzinger is one of ten House Republicans who voted to impeach Trump accusing him of being responsible for the capitol riots. On Sunday’s ‘Meet The Press,’ Kinzinger said friends and family have turned against him for his vote. He says he stands by his word and believes President Joe Biden’s leadership is a turning point for the country and, more importantly, conservatives.

“It’s a time to choose what we’re going to be and my goal in launching country1st.com with the number one is just to say, look, let’s take a look at the last four years. How far we’ve come in a bad way. How backward-looking we are, how much we peddle darkness and division. That’s not the party I ever signed up for, and I think most Republicans didn’t sign up for that.” Kinzinger said.

 

The original article and televised coverage can be found on the WIFR 23 News website here.


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  • Maura Gillespie
    published this page in News 2021-02-22 14:23:20 -0600