Has the GOP ever been this divided?
Representative Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) condemned Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) for campaigning against Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) after she voted to impeach former President Donald Trump.
According to Breitbart, NBC’s Chuck Todd asked, “I’m curious, is there just no room for disagreement in the Republican Party when it comes to Donald Trump? This is to me, a form of cancel culture, is it not?”
Kinzinger responded, “It is totally. If you look at Matt Gaetz going to Wyoming because a tough woman has an independent view, and he doesn’t want to explain why he voted for impeachment, that’s totally GOP cancel culture. I think what a significant part of the base wants, we can have a diverse opinion. Peter Meijer from Michigan, good friend of mine, he and I are on other ends of the spectrum on things like foreign policy, but I respect his view. That’s what the Republican Party needs to be, the optimistic party in the future. We need to quit being the party that supports an insurrection, a dead police officer, and other dead Americans on the Capitol. There’s no equivalency to that. We have to run from that as fast as we can.”
You can watch a clip of Kinzinger’s comments here.