An Exiting GOP Lawmaker is Sounding the Alarm About What Comes Next.

Violence is coming, and 2024 is going to be a nightmare.

Lauren Elizabeth
3 min readJun 20, 2022


Adam Kinzinger via Jacquelyn Martin — AP

The Republican Party is not a very friendly place to be for lawmakers who haven’t fallen in line behind former President Donald Trump. It’s been clear since he won the nomination in 2016 that the base would expect nothing but loyalty to the man they deemed their leader, and anyone who doesn’t care to bow their heads is — more often than not — shown the door and made a pariah.

Among them is Illinois’ Adam Kinzinger, who has decided not to seek reelection in the 16th district primarily because he knows his opposition to Donal Trump means he really has no chance. As his time in congress comes to an end, the soon-to-be former lawmaker has had a lot to say in regards to the future of the Republican Party, and has decided to sound the alarm.

Olafimihan Oshin with The Hill writes:

“…ABC’s “This Week” moderator George Stephanopoulos said all signs pointed to controversy similar to that seen in the aftermath of the 2020 election, especially with some of former President Trump’s allies in charge of certifying election results on the state level this time, before asking, “How worried are you about 2024?”

“Very worried,” Kinzinger replied to Stephanopoulos. “One of the things we’re focusing on are those [state]-level elections as well, the people that will determine whether they certify an election, you know, what kind of equipment is being used.”

“We focused so much on what goes on in D.C. and Congress and the Senate. But when you have these election judges that are going to people that don’t believe basically in democracy, authoritarians, 2024 is going to be a mess,” he added…”

As important as it is that these issues are being raised and warnings are being given, it’s certainly worth noting that Kinzinger himself deserves absolutely no credit when it comes to the issue of elections. Why would he, when he literally voted against doing absolutely anything to stop what he is already warning will take place?

The lack of self awareness is sort of incredible, but far from surprising.



Lauren Elizabeth

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