Liz Cheney In Training? GOP Rep Sticks His Foot In His Mouth, Slams DeSantis And Trump
I saw somewhere that some people refer to Illinois GOP Rep. Adam Kinzinger as' baby Cheney' and after watching him run his mouth lately, it all makes sense. The RINO nuzzled in close to his new buddies at CNN who called him a 'man without a party' as he slammed both Trump and Ron DeSantis.
His recent offence took place Wednesday on Anderson Cooper's show. "Governor Ron DeSantis obviously won big in Florida, including getting a lot of Latino votes. Do you think, I mean, do you see him as the future of the Republican Party?" Cooper asked.
"Yeah. Well, I don’t," Kinzinger replied.
He added, "But I think, you know, certainly he’s probably in the lead right now, kind of a bit of a front-runner status. Again, I think what we’re going to see over the next week is, you know, how does Donald Trump pivot from this, because he’s certainly not going to take his loss. He’s going to try to throw DeSantis under the bus. He’s certainly going to go after [House GOP Leader Kevin] McCarthy. And if he’s able to do that successfully, and he has been over the last number of times, then again, Ron DeSantis, is going to have a kind of a short-lived victory here."
Playing on the media-fed Trump-DeSantis tension, he claimed that the Florida governor now has a bullseye on his back—Put there by Trump.
"I think it’s important, though, this is not, you know, Ron DeSantis winning big was huge and congratulations to him. It’s not necessarily a message that we saw last night, though, that the rest of the country wants necessarily Ron DeSantis-type, I guess, leadership, I’ll call it. I think he has a real opportunity to take the Republican nomination to win the presidency. But it’s not going to be kind of this in-your-face thing that we’ve seen from Donald Trump. This is what we saw last night," Kinzinger said.
Good indicator for DeSantis: @RepKinzinger says he's not the future of the Republican Party.
"DeSantis winning big was ... not necessarily a message that we saw last night that the rest of the country wants necessarily Ron DeSantis-type" pic.twitter.com/ZzrgPZWBFn
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) November 9, 2022
In a separate interview on CNN, Kinzinger declared that Trump's influence is winding down—Which might be true. I don't care, Trump isn't running right now. The last thing anyone needs is to feed into the Trump-DeSantis 'thing'.