On Monday morning Illinois Republican congressman Adam Kinzinger was on 1440 WROK’s Riley and Scott morning show to talk about the fight within the House Republican caucus over new leadership with the announcement that Speaker [mc_name name=’Rep. John Boehner (R-OH)’ chamber=’house’ mcid=’B000589′ ] will be retiring at the end of October. Kinzinger said that the 40 or so Tea Party conservatives who make up the House Freedom Caucus have been hurtful to the Republican Party by bring internal family struggles out into the public.
” the so called Freedom caucus is they have now been willing to go outside of that, lets have a fight in the family and then lets put on a good public front like the Demorats do so well by the way, and now they’re willing to put our fights out in public and I think that’s been pretty hurtful(to the GOP).”
That internal GOP infighting resulted in Boehner being forced out of office and is resulting in the conservative grassroots to demand the same of Senate majority leader [mc_name name=’Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY)’ chamber=’senate’ mcid=’M000355′ ].
Kinzinger said that the House Freedom caucus is only a “so-called Freedom caucus” because he’s just as conservative as Louis Gohmert or [mc_name name=’Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH)’ chamber=’house’ mcid=’J000289′ ] or [mc_name name=’Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL)’ chamber=’house’ mcid=’B001274′ ] its just that they differ on tactics.
Kinzinger gets his F rating from Conservative Review for a reason. Supporting amnesty to the hilt, supporting the corporate welfare of the Export-Import Bank, attacking Matt Drudge for delaying Obamatrade, voting for everyone of Boehner and McConnell’s budget/debt/spending packages, voting to fund Planned Parenthood in the recently passed Continuing Resolution. That is just a small portion of why Adam Kinzinger has no business ever calling himself a Republican and lets not get into all of Kinzinger’s attacks against [mc_name name=’Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)’ chamber=’senate’ mcid=’C001098′ ], Rand Paul, FreedomWorks, the Club for Growth, Heritage Foundation, libertarians in general, conservative talk radio and more. Let us also not forget that Kinzinger is the Illinois co-chair for Jeb Bush’s presidential run.
During his interview with WROK Kinzinger also said that he’d back California congressman [mc_name name=’Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA)’ chamber=’house’ mcid=’M001165′ ] being made the next Speaker, he is being challenged by Utah [mc_name name=’Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT)’ chamber=’house’ mcid=’C001076′ ], and Florida [mc_name name=’Rep. Daniel Webster (R-FL)’ chamber=’house’ mcid=’W000806′ ] who is a former Speaker of the Florida House. Kinzinger also said that he’d back Louisiana [mc_name name=’Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA)’ chamber=’house’ mcid=’S001176′ ] being promoted to majority leader.
“If [mc_name name=’Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA)’ chamber=’house’ mcid=’M001165′ ] is elected Speaker then the majority leader post is open and Steve Scalise is who I’ll be supporting, a good conservative from Louisiana he’s currently the whip. He’s actually really good at bringing I think the conservatives and the call them less conservatives together.”
Scalise is an establishment Republican whose been doing Boehner’s bidding and if Scalise has gotten conservatives to go along with Boehner and the boys(including Kinzinger’s) plans to surrender and wave the white flag for the Obama agenda no one has noticed.
Indeed since Scalise became whip last year after the primary defeat of majority leader Eric Cantor in Virginia to Tea Party upstart Dave Brat(who has a 100% Conservative Review rating) allowing McCarthy to get promoted the divisions between GOP House leadership and conservatives both in the House and across the country has only gotten worse. There is a reason why [mc_name name=’Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC)’ chamber=’house’ mcid=’M001187′ ] attempt to force a no confidence vote against Boehner was gaining traction and was likely to succeed.
Boehner, McCarthy, Scalise and Adam Kinzinger have been sticking a knife right into the eye of conservatives across the country with their refusal to do anything about Planned Parenthood’s butchery of babies, or to make a real attempt at repealing Obamacare, or their insistence of funding executive amnesty. Time and again Boehner, Kinzinger and company have surrender to Obama and his liberal agenda without even contemplating fighting him and that is why the American people want to totally clean house in Congress and throw the bums like Kinzinger out.
Kinzinger: The Freedom caucus, I call them the so called Freedom caucus, we’re all as conservative as they are, I just want to be clear about that sometimes they get called The Conservatives, its’ just the tactics differ.
(After explaining procedure for electing Speaker)The fight for Speaker happened as a family, behind closed doors, but then we come out and show a unified front and whats been different with the so called Freedom caucus is they have now been willing to go outside of that, lets have a fight in the family and then lets put on a good public front like the Demorats do so well by the way, and now they’re willing to put our fights out in public and I think that’s been pretty hurtful(to the GOP).Kinzinger attacking the House Freedom Caucus.
Kinzinger talking about supporting Steve Scalise for majority leader.
cross posted from USofArn.com