FormerPresident Trump gloated Friday after Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.) announced he will not seek reelection in 2022, a decision that made him the latest House GOP critic of Trump’s to make plans to exit Congress.
“2 down, 8 to go!” Trump said in a brief statement through his leadership PAC, Save America.
From the Pod Save Whatevs guys morning email:
“…look at who’s on the rise to take [Kinzinger’s] place. At least 12 Republicans who participated in the events of January 6 will be on the ballot in next week’s elections, many of them state lawmakers and local officials who are running for reelection. Many more insurrectionists will be running for office in 2022, including a number of congressional hopefuls. At least 21 state lawmakers attended the rally in DC; when you include those who spread lies about the election and supported efforts to overturn the results, the number’s closer to 600…
“…The Republican Party is purging itself of the few remaining members who have stood up against Donald Trump’s authoritarian impulses, at his behest. That makes it all the more critical for the Biden administration to not only say that Trumpism poses a fundamental threat to democracy, but to consistently act like it.”