Congressman Kinzinger won’t seek reelection in 2022

Trump critic to focus on a broader fight than midterm fight.


Scott Applewhite | Associated Press

Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.), and Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL.), listen as the House select committee tasked with investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021. Kinzinger who’s been outspoken against the former President announced he would not seek reelection in 2022, but insisted this was not the end of his political future.

By Wes Sanderson

DeKALB— Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-16) announced Friday he would not be seeking Congressional reelection in the 2022 midterms. 

Kinzinger said he had reached a decision on his political fate on Capitol Hill after the Illinois General Assembly passed new congressional boundaries that would see the Congressman debate fellow incumbent Darin LaHood (R-18).

“I also remember during that campaign saying that if I ever thought it was time to move on from Congress, I would, and that time is now,” Kinzinger said in a video released Friday. 

The six-term Republican said that it would be difficult to seek re-election and focus on “a broader fight nationwide.” 

Kinzinger is one of two GOP members sitting on the House select committee investigating the Insurrection of the capitol on Jan. 6.

Kinzinger said that this is not the end of his political future and also launched the PAC “Country First.” 

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