‘Republican’ Adam Kinzinger Gets His Just Deserts – RedState

We reported this morning on how the writing was on the wall for “Republican” Rep. Adam Kinzinger in terms of Illinois Democrats getting set to eliminate his House district with their new Congressional map after months of speculation that they would do just that.

Unfortunately for Kinzinger Democrats have confirmed with today’s official release of the proposed map that if approved his district will be toast. It went from 13D-5R map to 14D-3R. That accounts for the loss of one seat due to 2020 Census data for the state.

Illinois Democrats will approve new congressional districts maps to give Democratic candidates an edge in the next decade of elections as the party struggles to hold the U.S. House seat in 2022.

State government Democrats have released their maps on Friday. Springfield legislators are expected to meet there to adopt the new maps before end of month.

It shows Adam Kinzinger of GOP, who is one 10 Republicans that voted to impeach Donald Trump. This district also includes Marie Newman (first-term Democratic Rep.). The district currently held by GOP Rep. Rodney Davis — who already has a Democratic challenger who served in President Joe Biden’s administration — was redrawn to include more Democrat-friendly territory and not Davis’ hometown. Another two GOP lawmakers were also drawn to the same district.

Here’s a look at the proposed map:

Kinzinger released an official statement to respond to this news. He notes that all options are being considered.

“I have proudly served six terms in the U.S. House and it has been an honor to do so. After the publication of new Illinois congressional maps, my team will be spending some time reviewing them and all the possibilities, even those that are not in the House.

“This redistricting process has been anything but transparent, which comes as no surprise to anyone. I believe the people of Illinois deserve better.”

While a lot of Republicans would agree that the state does indeed deserve better, they’d also agree that they also deserve better than a fake Republican and showboat member of Congress like Adam Kinzinger, who over the last several years made clear his priorities involved playing nice with Democrats and seeing how many guest invites he could get on CNN and MSNBC. Few, if any, are going to shed a tear for Kinzinger tonight. A strong probability that the map will pass the legislature means that some may be actually celebrating the same thing as Democrats.

Among those celebrating, no doubt, will be Democrat super-lawyer Marc Elias, who we’ve told is a staunchly “principled” opponent of partisan gerrymandering except for all those times when he’s not. Here was his reaction back in August when it was rumored that Democrats were axing Kinzinger’s district:

Here we are two months later, and clearly, Elias’ view of Kinzinger hasn’t changed:

He’s tweeted to or about him numerous times today, including calling him a “total fraud” in response to his statement about the map.

$10 states that the Illinois map is approved by him. This should not surprise anyone who knows his duplicitous record regarding redistricting.

FlashbackAdam Kinzinger is a fool. His potential GOP candidate moves smoothly to win the race.

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