During an interview on CBS’s “Face the Nation” on Sunday, Republican congressman Adam Kinzinger compared the Republican Party to the Titanic amid an internal battle surrounding Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) and the push to oust her from her GOP leadership position for speaking the truth about Donald Trump.
Responding to the intra-party conflict, Kinzinger told CBS host John Dickerson that the GOP is “in the middle of this slow sink.”
“Right now, it’s basically the Titanic. We’re like, you know, in this in the middle of this slow sink, we have a band playing on the deck telling everybody it’s fine. And meanwhile, as I’ve said, you know, Donald Trump’s running around trying to find women’s clothing and get on the first lifeboat,” Kinzinger said.
“And I think there’s a few of us that are just saying ‘guys this is not good,’ not just for the future of the party, but this is not good for the future of this country,” he added.
The Illinois Republican also slammed House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s comments regarding former President Trump’s role in the deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, adding that Cheney has been consistent.
“Liz Cheney is saying exactly what Kevin McCarthy said the day of the insurrection. She’s just consistently been saying it. And a few weeks later, Kevin McCarthy changed to attacking the other people,” Kinzinger said.
He added that the Republican Party needs to have “an internal look and a full accounting as to what led to January 6.”
Watch the interview below, via CBS.
Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) likens GOP to “Titanic”: “We’re in the middle of this slow sink. We have a band playing on the deck, telling everybody it’s fine, and meanwhile Donald Trump’s running around, trying to find women’s clothing and get on the first lifeboat.” pic.twitter.com/L7Wjy87ngV
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