Kinzinger backs Cheney on criticism of Republican Party

By Olafimihan Oshin – 05/04/21 04:03 PM EDT

Illinois Rep. Adam KinzingerAdam Daniel KinzingerTomorrow’s special election in Texas is the Democrats’ best House hope in 2021 Lawmakers brace for battles with colleagues as redistricting kicks off Uninvited Trump is specter at GOP retreat MORE (R) on Tuesday showed full support for Rep. Liz CheneyElizabeth (Liz) Lynn CheneyCheney at donor retreat says Trump’s actions ‘a line that cannot be crossed’: report The Memo: Trump’s critics face wrath of GOP base Allies of GOP leader vow to oust Liz Cheney MORE (R-Wyo.) in her recent criticism of the GOP.

Kinzinger responded to a statement from Cheney’s communications director Jeremy Alder about the current state of the GOP, in which Alder said that the party will still continue to push their lies of regarding the 2020 election. Alder also said the party is attempting to whitewash what happened during the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol, but “Liz will not do that.”

“100 percent. This IS THE ISSUE,” Kinzinger wrote in his post. 

100 percent. This IS THE ISSUE

— Adam Kinzinger (@AdamKinzinger) May 4, 2021

This comes as former Texas House candidate Michael Wood made an appearance on CNN’s “New Day,” telling host John Berman that the GOP is “not living up to this moment” in reference to the party’s alliance to former President TrumpDonald TrumpWill Biden provide strategic clarity or further ambiguity on Taiwan? Taliban launches massive offensive after missed deadline for US troop withdrawal Republicans urge probe into Amazon government cloud-computing bid: report MORE. He also showed support for Kinzinger, Cheney and Sen. Mitt RomneyWillard (Mitt) Mitt RomneyFeehery: Biden seems intent on repeating the same mistakes of Jimmy Carter The Hill’s Morning Report – Presented by Emergent BioSolutions – Can Cheney defy the odds and survive again? Biden, GOP set to find out if US wants activist government MORE (R-Utah), who also frequently comes under fire for breaking from the rest of his party. 

Kinzinger’s support also comes as top allies of House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthyKevin McCarthyTucker Carlson targets McCarthy over ties to GOP pollster Frank Luntz The Hill’s Morning Report – Presented by Emergent BioSolutions – Can Cheney defy the odds and survive again? Trump muddles Republican messaging on Afghanistan MORE (R-Calif.) are vowing to oust Cheney, the No. 3 Republican, from her seat after her criticism of the former president. 

Cheney is one of the 10 Republicans who voted to impeach Trump after the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol, where pro-Trump supporters stormed the building.

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