We've allowed leaders to reach power selling the false premise that strength comes from degrading others and dehumanizing those that look, act or think differently than we do. As a country, we've fallen for those lies, and now we face a poisoned country filled with outrage blinding our ability to reach real strength. — Rep. Adam Kinzinger
We've allowed leaders to reach power selling the false premise that strength comes from degrading others and dehumanizing those that look, act or think differently than we do. As a country, we've fallen for those lies, and now we face a poisoned country filled with outrage blinding our ability to reach real strength. — Rep. Adam Kinzinger
GOP Trump critic Rep. Adam Kinzinger of Illinois won’t seek re-election in 2022
  • Rep. Adam Kinzinger, an outspoken critic of former President Donald Trump and one of two Republicans on the Jan. 6 House select committee, will not seek reelection next year.
  • The Illinois Republican would have been up for reelection in 2022. He will finish the remainder of his term in Congress that ends on Jan. 3, 2023.
  • Kinzinger hinted at other political plans in the video saying, “this isn’t the end of my political future, but the beginning.”
Rep. Adam Kinzinger, an outspoken Trump critic and one of two Republicans on the Jan. 6 House select committee, announced Friday that he won’t seek re-election to Congress next year.

Kinzinger, in a nearly five minute video marking the end of his 12-year House career, recalled his first campaign and a promise he made. “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.

... The Illinois Republican hinted at other political plans in the video, which he posted on Twitter with the caption “Looking forward to the next chapter!”

“I cannot focus on both a reelection to Congress and a broader fight nationwide. I want to make it clear — this isn’t the end of my political future, but the beginning.”

... Kinzinger previously hinted at the possibility of seeking another office in Illinois amid redistricting, potentially a statewide campaign for the governor’s office or Senate.

He told The Chicago Sun-Times in April that if he ends up “getting drawn out of a district and you have no opportunity to run again for the House and you want to stay involved, yeah, it makes, it makes frankly looking at the Senate or the governor a little more attractive.”


Kinzinger, a military veteran, became increasingly critical of his party after the deadly Jan. 6 riots at the U.S. Capitol. He became one of ten House Republicans who voted to impeach former President Donald Trump in January after attack, and is now the second member of that group to announce his retirement from Congress, joining Rep. Anthony Gonzalez of Ohio.

After breaking with Trump, Kinzinger was censured by the GOP and shunned by his own family, who said he was in cahoots with the “devil’s army.”

Republican rebukes of him rose after he accepted a position on the special House panel investigating the Jan. 6 riot.

“We’ve allowed leaders to reach power selling the false premise that strength comes from degrading others and dehumanizing those that look, act or think differently than we do,” Kinzinger said in the Friday video.

“As a country, we’ve fallen for those lies, and now we face a poisoned country filled with outrage blinding our ability to reach real strength.”
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