Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) slapped colleague Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) on Saturday, reminding her that “communist” federal infrastructure monies constructed the nation’s roadway system.
Greene blasted the 13 House Republicans who voted on Friday to approve the Biden administration’s $1.2 trillion Infrastructure and Jobs Act.
In a tweet late Friday following the vote, she said that they “handed over their voting cards … to pass Joe Biden’s Communist takeover of America via infrastructure.”
These are the 13 “Republicans” who handed over their voting cards to Nancy Pelosi to pass Joe Biden’s Communist takeover of America via so-called infrastructure:
— Marjorie Taylor Greene 🇺🇸 (@mtgreenee) November 6, 2021
In a subsequent tweet, she identified all 13 Republicans involved in the bipartisan effort, along with their phone numbers. Some Democrats on Twitter expressed gratitude for the list so they could show their appreciation.
Greene subsequently described the infrastructure package as “socialist,” not communist, in a tweet.
Kinzinger educated Greene on “communism” and the role of the American government in nation-building.
“Infrastructure=communism is a new one,” Kinzinger mocked. Republican President Dwight D. “Eisenhower’s interstate system should be torn up or else the commies will be able to conveniently drive! Red Dawn in real life,” he quipped.
Infrastructure=communism is a new one. Eisenhower’s interstate system should be torn up or else the commies will be able to conveniently drive! Red Dawn in real life pic.twitter.com/WTPtBYDSHx
— Adam Kinzinger (@AdamKinzinger) November 6, 2021
Others joined in the criticism, thanking Kinzinger for his vote.
OK, so not a single penny should go to her district.
— Chuck Berray (@EyeOnAlaska) November 6, 2021
The good news is that when the new roads are built, the new rail system is in place, and we have good, clean drinking water for everyone, Marjorie doesn’t have to drive on it, ride on it, or drink it.
— Brett Baron (@brettbaron) November 6, 2021
Kinzinger of Illinois, a Republican, lamented the “cancer in the Republican Party” only days after announcing his decision not to run for reelection.
Kinzinger, who was a target of former President Donald Trump after voting to impeach the president following the January 6 insurgency, said in a video posted to Twitter on Friday that he does not plan to run for reelection, citing toxic hyper-partisanship and warning that America is now a “poisoned country.”
“You can…fight to try to tell the truth. You can fight against the cancer in the Republican Party of lies, of conspiracy, of dishonesty,” Kinzinger told ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos on Sunday.
“You ultimately come to the realization that, basically, it’s me, Liz Cheney, and a few others that are telling the truth, and there are about 190 people in the Republican Party that aren’t going to say a word,” Kinzinger continued. “There’s a leader of the Republican caucus that is embracing Donald Trump with all he can.”
He went on to say that, in the face of the party’s continuous support for Trump, Republicans “haven’t said a dang word about it, and they put their head in the sand.”
Kinzinger just established his own political action group, Country First PAC.
Looking forward to the next chapter! pic.twitter.com/SvdFCVtrlE
— Adam Kinzinger (@AdamKinzinger) October 29, 2021
“There’s a lot of people that feel politically homeless. There’s a lot of people that feel like something has to change in our politics, and I think it’s important to jump in with both feet and see where that goes, see if there’s that market out there,” Kinzinger told ABC News. “We’re failing the American people right now, the political system is failing, and the Republicans in particular.”
Kinzinger is the second of 10 Republicans who voted to impeach Trump to say they would not run for reelection. Ohio Rep. Anthony Gonzalez said earlier this year that he will not seek reelection after facing a primary challenge from former Trump advisor Max Miller.
I’m proud of the anti-Adam Kinzinger work we did in Illinois.
We’ve been laser-focused on this since February 2021.
If you aren’t America First, you will be primaried, repealed, & replaced. pic.twitter.com/fQTSEI6SI3
— #ThePersistence (@ScottPresler) October 29, 2021
Kinzinger, who chastised his fellow Republicans for their Trump support, was also pushed out of his House district during the redistricting process in Illinois, when his district was combined with another safe Republican district, meaning Kinzinger would have had to campaign against a Republican incumbent.
On Saturday, North Carolina Rep. Madison Cawthorn attacked Kinzinger and indicated he supported Kinzinger’s potential opponent, fellow Republican Rep. Darin LaHood.
“If you fight the MAGA agenda I will make it my life’s mission to primary the hell out of you & throw you out of Congress,” Cawthorn tweeted. “Little Adam couldn’t stand up to his constituency’s anger & my endorsement of his opponent.”
RINO turncoats will keep falling.
If you fight the MAGA agenda I will make it my life’s mission to primary the hell out of you & throw you out of Congress.
Little Adam couldn’t stand up to his constituency’s anger & my endorsement of his opponent.
Enjoy your CNN contract loser
— Madison Cawthorn (@CawthornforNC) October 30, 2021
In his announcement, Kinzinger said he’s “witnessed how division is heavily rooted” in Congress.
“There is little to no desire to bridge our differences, and unity is a word we no longer use,” he continued. “It’s also become increasingly obvious to me that in order to break the narrative, I cannot focus on both a reelection to Congress and a broader fight nationwide.”
“This isn’t the end of my political future, but the beginning,” Kinzinger added.
Kinzinger, a member of the House Select Committee probing the January 6 insurgency and collecting evidence from senior Trump supporters, reminded the public that he is “still in for the next 14 months.”
“I’m excited to continue on the January 6 commission to give people the truth of what happened because they deserve that,” he said on Sunday.
Huffington Post is reported that Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.) used an insult frequently hurled at liberals by the right to attack Donald Trump.
In an interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper on Monday, Kinzinger called the former president a “snowflake” and “one of the weakest men I’ve ever seen.”
The remark came during a discussion about Trump’s vitriolic response to former President George W. Bush’s speech commemorating the 20th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks.
On Saturday, Bush stated that there is “little cultural overlap between violent extremists abroad and violent extremists at home.” Trump fired back on Monday, saying Bush “shouldn’t be lecturing anyone” for his role in “getting us into the quicksand of the Middle East.”
Kinzinger, a frequent critic of Trump’s twice-impeached presidency, suggested the response lacked strength.
“I mean, If you think about it, what is strength? Strength isn’t somebody that just gets their dander up every time because they feel they have such a lack of self-esteem, they feel they have to out an attack,” said Kinzinger.
“Somebody with strength is someone who can take criticism, who can go out on a day like Sept. 11 and bring people together,” he continued. “Folks on my side like to use the term snowflake when talking about people that get offended really easy. Well, that’s Donald Trump.”