Despite voters hoping that the country will change, what we’ve gotten is a broken country and a broken government. Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) warns that if we don’t start understanding what has happened to harm our country, we’re doomed to continue repeating it at the expense of the average American.
I will continue to say what few others in my party have the courage to say. As we near the anniversary of Jan 6 we must reflect on the failures that lead to that day. It’s time for leaders to lead. To prove we can be better. My message: https://t.co/IR27ysZNvq pic.twitter.com/ExtkXjTMVX
— Adam Kinzinger (@AdamKinzinger) January 5, 2022
Voting reforms and an end to the divisive rhetoric are important to the future of our democracy. As Kinzinger notes, “generations of brave Americans have died protecting this, our most fundamental right,” and this is the time to honor their sacrifice and fight for our country in Congress, in the voting booth, and through legislation.
On his website, Kinzinger says:
‘Country First believes key democracy reforms are needed to incentivize healthy dialogue, good leadership, and ultimately the results Americans deserve. If we don’t act, the cycle of doom and dysfunction will only continue and politics will remain a “win at all costs” sport where we ALL ultimately lose. It wasn’t always this way, and it doesn’t need to stay this way…
‘For our system to work, Americans must have confidence that their vote counts — whether their candidate is victorious or not. Unilaterally partisan action at the state or federal levels leads to broad swaths of the population feeling disenfranchised, and whether they’re correct or not, it erodes the trust required by our system. That’s why it’s vitally important that voting and election laws be carefully crafted in a bipartisan manner.’
Twitter was largely supportive of Kinzinger’s message, but pleaded with him to vote for the voting rights bill presented by Democrats in Congress. Read some of their comments below: