Retiring GOP Rep. Adam Kinzinger who voted for Trump impeachment told Huffington Post this week that he may take on Trump in the 2014 primary.
Kinzinger has been an outspoken critic of Trump and currently sits on the House committee investigating the protest at the Capitol on January 6.
A reporter from the HuffPost asked Kinzinger if he wants to run against Trump.
“I would love it. I really would,” Kinzinger said, “his eyes instantly widening,” according to the reporter.
“Even if he crushed me, like in a primary, to be able to stand up and call out the garbage is just a necessary thing, regardless of who it is. … I think it’d be fun,” Kinzinger added.
Though he thinks it would be “fun,” Kinzinger claims that he is not currently planning a run — but will not rule it out.
“I’ll make a decision when we get there, if there’s a need and a desire. It’s truly not anything I’m planning right now, but I’m not going to rule it out.”
The Illinois representative said that while he wants to remain in politics, he no longer wants to be in Congress.
During an appearance on CNN in February, the Illinois Congressman was asked what he would tell his son about Trump.
“I’m going to tell him [Trump] was the worst president the United States of America ever had. He was a liar, he was a charlatan. And he was a man with a more fragile ego than anybody I’ve ever met,” Kinzinger responded.
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