Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.) mentioned Sunday that the sharply divided Republican Party is in a “slow sink,” just like the Titanic, doomed by leaders’ cussed fascination with reelection loser Donald Trump.
“Right now it’s basically the Titanic. We’re … in the middle of this slow sink,” he defined on “Face the Nation” on CBS. “We have a band enjoying on the deck telling everyone it’s superb. And, in the meantime, Donald Trump’s operating round looking for ladies’s clothes and get on the primary lifeboat.
“I think there’s a few of us that are just saying, ‘Guys, this is not good’ — not just for the future of the party, but this is not good for the future of this country.”
Kinzinger pulled out the Titanic metaphor as he criticized social gathering leaders’ assaults on Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) for blasting Trump for his “big lie” that the presidential election was rigged and for inciting the Jan. 6 riot on the U.S. Capitol.
“It’s incredible. Liz Cheney is saying exactly what [House Minority Leader] Kevin McCarthy said the day of the insurrection,” holding Trump accountable for urging the violence, Kinzinger mentioned. “A few weeks later, Kevin McCarthy changed to attacking other people.”
McCarthy was reportedly rebuffed by the former president on Jan. 6 when he implored Trump to name off the Capitol rioters. McCarthy mentioned afterward the House ground that Trump “bears responsibility for the attack on Congress by mob rioters.” Trump “should have immediately denounced the mob when he saw what was unfolding,” he added. McCarthy known as then for “justice” and for a “censure resolution” in opposition to Trump.
Kinzinger mentioned the Republican Party nonetheless must have “an internal look and a full accounting as to what led to Jan. 6.” It’s been solely 4 months because the “insurrection — something that was unthinkable in this country,” he famous.
Meanwhile, the message from the Republicans who need to eliminate Cheney is that it’s time to “move on,” Kinzinger mentioned, including that they refuse to confess the Capitol violence was “an insurrection led by the president of the United States.”
Kinzinger and Cheney had been amongst 10 Republicans within the House who voted to question Trump for inciting the assault on the Capitol. Cheney faces a vote Wednesday by her colleagues, who could strip her of her management position as Republican Conference chair.
The Washington Post reported Saturday that the Republican Party’s personal hidden inner polling knowledge had proven weak numbers for Trump in opposition to Joe Biden in essential voting districts. Despite these figures, and Trump’s clear defeat within the presidential election, social gathering leaders are nonetheless staking their futures on him.
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