Adam Kinzinger Lights Up Kevin McCarthy For Helping Marjorie Greene


Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) suggested during a recent interview on Fox News with host Sean Hannity that her clownish idea of a so-called national divorce could help avert the supposedly looming possibility of a civil war, and Adam Kinzinger was among those outraged in response.

Kinzinger, the now former GOP Congressman from Illinois who was among the only Republicans in Congress willing to put significant distance between themselves and the Trump line on key issues, singled out Kevin McCarthy, now the House Speaker, for essentially glossing over Greene’s rhetoric. “Kevin McCarthy… Really???” Kinzinger posted Wednesday on Twitter. “You’re just ok with silence here? This is someone you by your own words “will never leave.”” McCarthy reportedly expressed that support for Greene, saying he’ll “never leave” her, in recent remarks. Greene supported McCarthy’s faltering attempts to become Speaker. There were over a dozen votes in the House before McCarthy secured the spot. The last time that the House went to more than a single ballot for Speaker — let alone 15 — was a century prior.

Kinzinger also insisted there needs to be widespread questioning of Republican politicians about their responses to Greene’s rhetoric. “Every Republican elected official needs to be asked and must give an answer: do you support a “national divorce” aka a civil war?” Kinzinger posted Wednesday. “One word answer, no misdirect, not “this is what the media always does.” Do you agree with the leader of the party, MTG.”

Greene has elaborated that she apparently imagines in her scenario of so-called national divorce that there’s still a central government handling policy areas like defense. She insists, though, on some kind of meaningful distinction between “red” and “blue” states and has suggested that ostensibly “red,” meaning GOP, states could sharply restrict voting rights, even keeping the ballot only accessible to those paying taxes and possibly temporarily blocking those who’ve moved from a so-called “blue” state from participating in elections. Her fantasy version of the United States may, then, explicitly exclude people living off Social Security or making not much money because of disability from voting — which is rich, considering she’s also moping about the supposedly terrible push-back that those daring to subscribe to GOP ideology must endure. If she can’t handle ordinary political debate and thinks the best solution is to metaphorically burn it all down in a whiny rage, maybe she should leave office.