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Title: Young Congresscritter faces deep hostility for betraying Trump
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URL Source: https://www.yahoo.com/news/kinzinge ... possessed-devil-172843081.html
Published: Feb 1, 2021
Author: Yahoo News
Post Date: 2021-02-01 19:17:00 by NeoconsNailed
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Views: 85
Comments: 8

Rep. Kinzinger: They claim 'I'm possessed by the devil'

Rep. Adam Kinzinger on Sunday offered a glimpse of what it’s like being one of the 10 House Republicans who voted to impeach former President Donald Trump: Friends and family turned against him, and he was told he’s “possessed by the devil.”

“Look it’s really difficult. I mean, all of a sudden imagine everybody that supported you, or so it seems that way, your friends, your family, has turned against you. They think you're selling out,” the Illinois congressman said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”

“I've gotten a letter, a certified letter, twice from the same people, disowning me and claiming I'm possessed by the devil.”

In the days after the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol, it appeared Republican leaders had decided to take a stand against Trump, with House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy saying Trump bore “responsibility” and that he must accept blame for the riot.

But GOP members have begun heading back to the former president. On Thursday, McCarthy met with Trump at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida, in a meeting that was later described as “very good and cordial.” The readout was released with a photo of the two men smiling.

“I was disappointed over the last few weeks to see what seemed like the Republican Party waking up and then kind of falling asleep again and saying, ‘Well, you know, what matters if we can win in two years and we don't want to tick off the base,’” Kinzinger said.

“The photo," he added, "shows that the former president is desperate to continue looking like he’s leading the party.”

Kinzinger has launched a website, Country1st.com, as an effort to refocus the Republican Party’s “conservative principles.”

“I think the Republican Party has lost its moral authority in a lot of areas,” he said. “How many people think that conservative principles are things like build the wall, and you know, charge the Capitol and have an insurrection? That’s what Country1st ... is all about — is just going back and saying, ‘Here’s what conservative principles are.'"

The Illinois Republican Party is expected to censure Kinzinger for his vote to impeach the president — what he referred to as “GOP cancel culture.” The same has happened for others like GOP Rep. Tom Rice of South Carolina after his vote to impeach. And last week, Rep. Matt Gaetz, (R-Fla.) went to Wyoming to rally against GOP. Rep. Liz Cheney for her moves against Trump.

“If you look at Matt Gaetz going to Wyoming because, what, a tough woman has an independent view and he doesn't want to have to go out and explain why he didn't vote for impeachment, that's totally GOP cancel culture," Kinzinger said. "What we're standing for, and I think what, frankly, a significant part of the base wants, is to say, ‘Look, we can have a diversity of opinion.’”

Outside of the intraparty chaos surrounding the former president’s impeachment, Republicans are also butting heads over the behavior of one of their own.

House Republicans are trying to distance themselves from Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) after hours of Facebook videos surfaced in which she expresses racist, Islamophobic and anti- Semitic views.

Kinzinger said the people have the right to choose their representatives, and that he isn’t sure he supports evicting the congresswoman. But he said he would vote her off committees to “take a stand.”

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Here's the link for his new org and his video speech:

http://www.country1st.com/

Ye gods, he's whining about January 6 -- quoting the Bible -- whining about 1/6 again -- 'reject the politics of personality' -- 'cast aside the CONSPIRACY THEORIES and the RAGE' -- tinkling piano, bouncing strings -- there's 'no FOREIGN ENEMY WE CAN'T BEAT' (this after parading his military prowess) -- more crying about 1/6. I gave up looking for specifics after minute 5.

Reveals no details of his agenda -- check. Crawled out of Chicago -- check. Wikipedia article dismal -- check. Where is any unalloyed good he's promoted in Congress aside from a vote against global warming BS? Clearly a war- and aggression-loving neocon.

Somebody please talk me out of considering him a Gen-X Republicrat mirror image of the young Slick Willy please. "Conservative Review gave Kinzinger's voting record a "Liberty Score" 35%,[35] while the American Conservative Union (ACU) gave Kinzinger a Lifetime Rating of 59.60 out of 100.[36]"......

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#1. To: NeoconsNailed (#0)

What a moron.

"It does not take a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brush fires of freedom in the minds of men." -- Samuel Adams (1722-1803)‡

"Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God." -- Thomas Jefferson

ghostdogtxn  posted on  2021-02-01   19:20:50 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#2. To: NeoconsNailed (#0)

Yes, of course, it's the R party that doesn't respect diversity of opinion. That's an area where the Dems are really shining right now, showing the world about how to respect differing opinions, aren't they?

And yes, the R's have really fallen behind the Ds when it comes having moral authority. Of course they have, and anyone can see that looking back at how both parties responded to rioting all thought 2020.

Pinguinite  posted on  2021-02-01   19:28:33 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#3. To: Pinguinite (#2)

IOW, this boy's built exactly backwards and inside-out. Eeeyyeccchhh!

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USA! USA! USA! Bringing you democracy, or else! there were strains of VD that were incurable, and they were first found in the Philippines and then transmitted to the Korean working girls via US military. The 'incurables' we were told were first taken back to a military hospital in the Philippines to quietly die. – 4um

NeoconsNailed  posted on  2021-02-01   19:33:06 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#4. To: NeoconsNailed (#0)

It is plain as the nose on your face, Trump ended the Korean war and also ended America's longest war in Afghanistan. PM Abe of Japan nominated Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize for ending the Korean War.

Trump also arranged peace deals with a few Arab countries in the Persian Gulf region, something that was considered impossible just a few years ago.

"When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall, one by one." Edmund Burke

BTP Holdings  posted on  2021-02-01   19:52:09 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#5. To: BTP Holdings (#4)

You are I fear mistook.

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USA! USA! USA! Bringing you democracy, or else! there were strains of VD that were incurable, and they were first found in the Philippines and then transmitted to the Korean working girls via US military. The 'incurables' we were told were first taken back to a military hospital in the Philippines to quietly die. – 4um

NeoconsNailed  posted on  2021-02-01   21:24:16 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#6. To: NeoconsNailed (#0)

They claim 'I'm possessed by the devil'

Maybe his detractors meant to say he's a "child of the devil"?

StraitGate  posted on  2021-02-01   21:42:55 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#7. To: StraitGate (#6)

He surely appears both, ughhhh.

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USA! USA! USA! Bringing you democracy, or else! there were strains of VD that were incurable, and they were first found in the Philippines and then transmitted to the Korean working girls via US military. The 'incurables' we were told were first taken back to a military hospital in the Philippines to quietly die. – 4um

NeoconsNailed  posted on  2021-02-01   21:45:50 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#8. To: ghostdogtxn (#1)

I was gonna say jerk-wad, but moron will suffice, thanks.

“The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out... without regard to the prevailing superstitions and taboos. Almost inevitably he comes to the conclusion that the government he lives under is dishonest, insane, intolerable.” ~ H. L. Mencken

Lod  posted on  2021-02-01   22:07:02 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


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