Appearing on CNN, GOP Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) argued that President Donald Trump’s base is “starting to turn” on him.
Anchor Alisyn Camerota asked Knizinger “From where you sit are you seeing Republicans distance themselves now from President Trump? I mean, for instance, voting to override the veto, or are you seeing them still cater to his demands, such as Mitch McConnell larding up this bill with President Trump’s demands? Which is it?”
“I think they’re privately distancing more. We’ve talked about this a lot, I wish more would speak out, but I think they’re starting to,” He replied.
“I tell you, the base is starting to turn,” he continued “I get texts every day, and granted, people that are mad at me that aren’t my friends probably aren’t going to text me, but a lot of people that I thought would be upset with me kind of calling this out that are texting saying, ‘Do you know what, you’re right, it’s time, and nobody else is saying it.’ You know, if the president says the election is stolen and nobody rebuts him, you’re generally going to believe him.”
“So I do think it’s starting to turn. I think he will be a player in the Republican Party for sure. I just don’t think he’s going to be around as a player for as long as people are predicting right now,” he added.