Rep. Adam Kinzinger: Trump Has Simply Captured Everyone’s Attention

Congressman Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) talked about his frustration with the Trump administration and the growing appetite of American people to repeal Obamacare at Fox News Headquarters. The Republican congressman from suburban Chicago…

Rep. Adam Kinzinger: Trump Has Simply Captured Everyone’s Attention

Congressman Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) talked about his frustration with the Trump administration and the growing appetite of American people to repeal Obamacare at Fox News Headquarters. The Republican congressman from suburban Chicago felt Americans were refusing to engage with President Trump’s major policy proposals.

“The great irony in me is most people are in a changed state of mind regarding repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act. I got booted out of Congress as a result of trying to lead the Republicans with that. Now that we have a Republican majority in the House and the Senate it’s really an issue of civility and the ability to communicate effectively with the American people. Many people now seem to be in a ‘gotcha’ mentality. If we disagree with them, they make this big issue of whether we’re a Republican or a Democrat”

Kinzinger felt the media and their attempts to make Trump a “liar” was an issue contributing to Americans’ refusal to engage with the Trump administration:

“You know I used to say as a little kid who liked sports, you’re not allowed to try to hit a home run in school unless you’re actually strong. So there has been a principle of accountability and civility for so long in this country that this tweet or this comment from the President has just really struck a chord in people’s ability to see things through from a different perspective.”

Listen to Congressman Kinzinger discuss the issue of civility in politics and why he left the House.

“Do you see a double standard on any particular issue with the Trump Administration? I mean, you mentioned just the coverage and now the talk show pundits saying that you’re not saying enough about this collusion thing. And isn’t there a double standard there? I mean, isn’t there something people can expect on anything Trump does or says? I mean he’s the President of the United States and we are not going to let him be attacked for every comment he makes because we get together and we help make him President”

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Rep. Kinzinger: The Land of Goosebumps is produced by Todd Starnes and Ellie Weiss.

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