Congressman Adam Kinzinger On His “Country First” Movement
Whether you agree or disagree with his positions, Congressman Adam Kinzinger has not been shy about letting anyone know where he stands in the current political climate.
As one of 10 Republican members of Congress to vote to impeach President Donald Trump in the waning days of his presidency, Congressman Kinzinger joined the WROK Morning Show last month to explain the reasons for his vote (click here to listen to that interview), and why he was willing to take the heat that came with his decision.
Fast forward a month, and Congressman Kinzinger has continued to keep an extremely high profile on the topic of politics, especially the direction of a post-Trump Republican Party.
Holding the position that "the Republican Party has lost its way," Congressman Kinzinger has launched a political action committee (PAC) called "Country First." Kinzinger tells us that Country First is about a renewal of the Republican Party, a re-examination of the values and ideals that drew him toward the party to begin with.
Congressman Kinzinger says that today's GOP is not the one that he joined, and that in recent years, the GOP has forgotten its principles. Kinzinger contends that the Republican Party used to talk about a brighter tomorrow, but now talks about the "dark days ahead."
In a video posted at Country1st.com, Congressman Kinzinger says:
“Republicans must say enough is enough. It’s time to unplug the outrage machine, reject the politics of personality, and cast aside the conspiracy theories and rage. It’s time to turn back from the edge of darkness and return to the ideals that have long been our guiding light. The party of first principles must once again put principles first.”
This morning, on the WROK Morning Show, we asked him to elaborate on the Country First movement, how his recent high-profile stances on the issues have been received, and where he sees our volatile political climate going: