Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R) called out members of his own party and its leadership Sunday, telling NBC’s “Meet the Press” Republicans could suffer in the midterms if they fail to clarify their position on issues like abortion.
What he’s saying: “I think Republicans are in real trouble because we have no leadership,” Kinzinger said. “This is the problem … [House Minority Leader] Kevin McCarthy isn’t leading, he’s asking, ‘What does Marjorie Taylor Greene want me to do?'”
“[Senate Majority Leader] Mitch McConnell’s just trying to save the Senate. He’s probably not going to do that. We have no leaders, and no wonder our base basically believes everything Donald Trump says.” Kinzinger said the topic of abortion, in the wake of the Supreme Court’s repeal of Roe v. Wade, “definitely changed the complexion of midterms some.” Kinzinger noted he’s always supported exceptions in abortion bans for rape, incest, and when the life of the mother is in danger, “and that was actually a fairly common thing in the Republican Party.”