With increasing unpopularity in his party and a difficult redistribution by unsympathetic Democrats in his home state, Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) announced on Friday that he will not run for re-election. Kinzinger is one of the few remaining anti-Trump GOP congressmen left in the House, only second in fame for Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY). Kinzinger and Cheney are the only two Republicans serving in the House’s January 6 riot at the Capitol.
Kinzinger made his announcement not to run via video posted on social media.
Looking forward to the next chapter! pic.twitter.com/SvdFCVtrlE
– Adam Kinzinger (@AdamKinzinger) 29 October 2021
Kinzinger was first elected in 2010 as part of the Tea Party wave that gave Republicans control of the House. He opposed candidate Trump in 2016 and voted to prosecute President Trump in 2021 over the Capitol riot.