Rep. Adam Kinzinger
(R-Ill.) warned on Friday that the removal of Rep. Liz Cheney
(R-Wyo.) from House GOP
leadership for refusing to support ex-President Donald Trump
lies could backfire on the party.
“I believe that by effectively de-platforming Liz, they have actually given her a massive platform,” Kinzinger said on “The View
Kinzinger stated that Cheney "would tell the truth obviously" but also "took into account the needs of the entire conference" before she was sacked as House Republican Conference chair on Wednesday.
However, “she’s basically out there independently saying what needs to be said, finding whatever media
outlet she wants to go on, and I believe telling the truth.”
“I think they actually created their worst enemy in... de-platforming her,” added Kinzinger, who crossed party lines to vote for Trump’s impeachment
for inciting the deadly U.S. Capitol riot
on Jan. 6.
The Illinois Republican claimed that the GOP's re-election of "loser" Trump "doesn't provide people
with any kind of path to the future."
“And standing up and being sane in the Republican Party
isn’t anything heroic,” he added, “it’s just what people expect of us, and unfortunately, there aren’t many of us doing that right now.”
Rep. Elise Stefanik
(R-NY) was elected on Friday to succeed Cheney as House GOP leader, despite voting
significantly less in favor of Trump's policies than her predecessor.
Kinzinger's appearance on "The View" can be seen here:
Rep. @AdamKinzinger tells @TheView that by removing Rep. Liz Cheney from GOP leadership, the party has “actually given her a massive platform.” “They actually created their worst enemy... in deplatforming her.” https://t.co/f8u2wc159S pic.twitter