Consultant Adam Kinzinger (R-Ailing.) and his group have raised $2.2 million within the first quarter of 2021. The quantity is break up evenly between the congressman’s re-election fund and an anti-Trump PAC he shaped earlier this yr.
Kinzinger, who’s sure to face a number of opponents desperate to unseat him following his vote to question former President Donald Trump for inciting an rebel in opposition to Congress, thanked his supporters for the “robust displaying.”
Thanks! Such a powerful displaying!
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— Adam Kinzinger (@AdamKinzinger) April 1, 2021
“There have been lots of people that questioned whether or not or not any individual taking a stand for fact, telling the reality, going in opposition to type of the emotional grain of the second may survive. And, you recognize, clearly, it’s gonna be a seamless troublesome battle and battle. But when the primary quarter is any indication, it’s very strong,” he told reporters.
In January, simply weeks after a mob of Trump’s supporters stormed the Capitol in a failed bid to overturn the outcomes of the 2020 normal election, Kinzinger defended his vote to question Trump, saying that he knew that doing so may seemingly value him his seat within the Home given the partisan political local weather.
“I did it understanding full properly it may very properly be terminal to my profession,” he told the CNN podcast “The Axe Information.” “However I additionally knew that I couldn’t stay with myself having, you recognize, attempt to simply shield it and simply felt just like the one time I used to be referred to as to do a extremely powerful responsibility, I didn’t do it.”
“I’ll say to anyone that thinks my vote was for politics, they don’t know me. And I’d say now they don’t know politics as a result of, you recognize, you must get via a major,” he added. “And would it not make me extra in a position to win a normal election? In all probability. However that’s not why I did it.”
Kinzinger was one in every of 10 Republicans to vote to question Trump, who was in the end acquitted by the Senate after the chamber failed to realize the two-thirds majority required to convict him.