Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ailing.) mentioned he’s a “no” on a doable 2024 presidential bid however that “it could be enjoyable” to run in opposition to former President Trump as a result of he “simply lies.”
“No, it’s not my intention, no. However it could be enjoyable to run in opposition to him as a result of he stands up and simply lies. He tells untruths,” Kinzinger mentioned on CNN’s “State of the Union.”
“Individuals like it as a result of it’s entertaining however finally, individuals have a priority for his or her nation,” he added.
Kinzinger, who’s leaving Congress when his time period ends on Tuesday, selected to not run for reelection to a different time period in Congress after turning into remoted from a lot of his occasion over his condemnation of Trump’s efforts to overturn the outcomes of the 2020 presidential election and the Jan. 6, 2021, rebel.
He was additionally one in every of 10 Home Republican to vote for Trump’s impeachment following the Capitol riot.
“So no, my intention is to not run in 2024. However it could be enjoyable. It might be enjoyable to face on a stage with Donald Trump and really inform the reality as a result of when he’s on a stage it’s nothing however lies that come out,” Kinzinger mentioned.
Trump introduced his third bid for the White Home in November, turning into the primary main candidate to get within the race.
Kinzinger additionally mentioned through the interview with CNN that he wouldn’t miss his job in Congress and appeared ahead to specializing in “broader issues” and “larger fights.”
He additionally mentioned he blamed Home Minority Chief Kevin McCarthy for visiting Trump’s Mar-a-Lago property in Florida following the riot, serving to preserve the previous president related politically.