Anti-Trump Republicans lining up for 2024 shadow primary
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan is planning trips to Iowa and New Hampshire. Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill., is considering a rough timeline for a potential presidential announcement. More than two years before the next presidential election, a shadow primary is already beginning to take shape among at least three fierce Republican critics of former President Donald Trump to determine who is best positioned to occupy the anti-Trump lane in 2024.news.yahoo.com
Kinzinger says his "biggest regret" is voting against Trump's first impeachment
Retiring Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.) said Friday that his "biggest regret" during his time in Congress was voting against the first impeachment of former President Trump.Why it matters: Trump was impeached and later acquitted on two articles — abuse of power and obstruction of Congress — related to a phone call in which he pressed Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate the Biden family. Trump's accusers alleged that he withheld much-needed military aid to force Zelensky's hand, wnews.yahoo.com
Tucker Carlson, downplaying Russia-Ukraine conflict, urges Americans to ask, ‘Why do I hate Putin?’
The Fox News host, who has been described as "one of the biggest cheerleaders for Russia," asked on his Tuesday show, “Has Putin ever called me a racist? Has he threatened to get me fired for disagreeing with him?”washingtonpost.com
Rep. Adam Kinzinger breaks with his own party’s anti-Biden tweet
Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.) called out his fellow House Republicans on Tuesday for criticizing President Biden's response to Russia invading Ukraine.Meanwhile, Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) criticized former President Trump, saying calling Russian President Vladimir Putin a genius "aids our enemies."Stay on top of the latest market trends and economic insights with Axios Markets. Subscribe for freeFormer President Trump’s adulation of Putin today - including calling him a “genius” - aids our enemiesnews.yahoo.com
McCarthy endorses Cheney’s primary rival in rebuke of Republican incumbent who has denounced Trump
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) endorsed Rep. Liz Cheney's primary rival in Wyoming, a rebuke of the Republican incumbent for her stand against former president Donald Trump.washingtonpost.com
Ex-RNC chair pens open letter to McDaniel: You will regret censure of Cheney, Kinzinger
Marc Racicot, former Montana governor and ex-chair of the Republican National Convention, penned an open letter to current RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel on Sunday saying the committee would regret censuring GOP Reps. Liz Cheney (Wyo.) and Adam Kinzinger (Ill.) for their participation in the House Select Committee on Jan. 6.Racicot's wrote in his letter, published in the Billings Gazette, that he never imagined the committee he once chaired would "...news.yahoo.com
Biden, Democrats find little solace in GOP quarreling, as they deal with inflation, masking dissent and slipping polls
Worries about rising prices, internal party differences over mask mandates and Biden’s slipping approval ratings continue to pose threats to Democrats ahead of November’s midterm electionswashingtonpost.com
Sorry, Mitch McConnell. Frankenstein’s Monster Runs the GOP Now
Samuel Corum/Getty ImagesGroupthink, obedience, loyalty, and propaganda are the lifeblood of every successful cult trying to indoctrinate, retain, and strengthen its members. That’s why it was such a rare and strange sight to see Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell publicly break with the Republican National Committee and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy over the censure of Reps. Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger.Don’t be fooled by this public theater. McConnell is desperately trying to put lnews.yahoo.com
McConnell: It is "not the job" of the RNC to single out GOP lawmakers
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Tuesday that it is "not the job" of the Republican National Committee to single out Republican members who disagree with the party.Driving the news: "The issue is whether or not the RNC should be singling out members of our party who may have different views from the majority. That's not the job of the RNC," McConnell said in response to the committee's censure of Reps. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) and Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.). Get market news worthy ofnews.yahoo.com
GOP Rep. Adam Kinzinger said the RNC's vote to censure him and fellow GOP Rep. Liz Cheney shows how 'frigging crazy the Republican Party has become'
On Friday, the RNC approved a resolution to censure Kinzinger and Rep. Liz Cheney, the only two Republicans serving on the January 6 House panel.news.yahoo.com
Romney rips GOP censure effort against Cheney, Kinzinger
Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) on Friday criticized the Republican National Committee's (RNC) effort to censure Reps. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) and Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.), saying he considered the move by their fellow Republicans shameful.Romney, a leading critic of former President Trump within the Senate GOP conference, signaled his support for Cheney and Kinzinger, also both prominent Trump critics, and said in a tweet that "shame falls on a party that...news.yahoo.com
RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel says January 6 committee is a 'Democrat-led persecution of ordinary citizens who engaged in legitimate political discourse'
"This has gone beyond their original intent. They are not sticking up for hard-working Republicans," McDaniel said of Reps. Cheney and Kinzinger.news.yahoo.com
GOP Sen. Cassidy questions RNC censure of Kinzinger, Cheney
Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) is questioning why the Republican National Committee (RNC) is moving to censure Reps. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) and Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.), prominent critics of former President Trump who are both serving on the House panel investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol."The RNC is censuring Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger because they are trying to find out what happened on January 6th," Cassidy wrote in a tweet. "HUH...news.yahoo.com
GOP now looks to censure Cheney and Kinzinger, not oust them
Republican officials meeting in Utah have advanced a watered-down resolution that would formally censure Reps. Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger for their perceived disloyalty to former President Donald Trump but not try to expel them from the party.
Kinzinger pushes 'uneasy alliance' to thwart Trump's allies
In the high-stakes fight for the GOP's future, Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill., is calling on Democrats and independents to form an “uneasy alliance” with Republicans to fight former President Donald Trump's influence. Kinzinger, one of Trump's fiercest Republican critics in Congress, has directed his political organization to initiate a novel campaign to convince non-Republicans to support anti-Trump Republican candidates in GOP primary contests across the country later this year. Experts suggest the practice, sometimes known as “party raiding,” will be hard to execute on a broad scale, but Kinzinger warned that failure to shift the GOP's embrace of Trump could undermine democracy or even a lead to "failed state."news.yahoo.com
House Jan. 6 panel subpoenas Trump advisers, associates
A House committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol has subpoenaed four advisers and associates to former President Donald Trump who were in contact with him as hundreds of his followers violently broke into the building and tried to overturn his defeat.
Jan. 6 panel hires former House Republican to senior staff
A House committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol has hired former Republican Rep. Denver Riggleman as a senior staff member, bringing on the one-term Virginia lawmaker as GOP leaders have criticized the panel as too partisan.