In his speech to the Conservative Political Action Committee (CPAC), former President Donald Trump called out by name those U.S. Senators and Congressmen whom he does want to see re-elected.
To no one’s surprise, Illinois’ Adam Kinzinger was one of them.
Kinzinger wasn’t impressed. In a virtual press conference after Trump’s speech, the Republican from Illinois’ 16th Congressional District said the former president offered a “recycled” campaign speech that could have been given in October. There were “no new ideas” and what he did discuss was “peppered with dishonesty…”
Kinzinger also addressed politics at home, saying he wasn’t losing sleep over Catalina Lauf or tthers looking to challenge him in a primary. “They have no interest in representing the people they live with. They’re more interested in representing the interests of a man.”
Trump just endorsed an opponent to an Ohio incumbent (whose name I can’t remember), showing that he is willing to get actively involved in Republican Primary Elections.
Will he come down on the side of telegenic Catalina Lauf, who represents both the age group and ethnic background in which the Republican Party seeks expansion?
Only time will tell.