Adam D. Kinzinger is currently serving his fifth term in the United States House of Representatives and proudly represents Illinois’ Sixteenth Congressional District, which stretches across 14 counties in Northern Illinois.
Prior to being elected to Congress, Kinzinger served in the Air Force in both Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. He has always been a strong supporter of U.S. leadership in the Middle East, and he was among the first members of Congress to call for airstrikes against ISIS. He continues to focus on eradicating this threat with a comprehensive and detailed strategy.
In 2007, he received the United States Air Force Airman's Medal for saving the life of a young woman who was being violently attacked. He wrestled the knife away from the attacker and pinned him to the ground until the police arrived. He was also awarded the National Guard's Valley Forge Cross for Heroism and was selected as the Southeastern Wisconsin American Red Cross Hero of the Year.
At the age of 41, Congressman Kinzinger is one of the youngest Members of Congress, yet he ranks in the top half of seniority in the full House of Representatives. He was named ‘A Republican Role Model for 2017’ by the Washington Post and is frequently applauded for his pragmatic approach to the myriad of issues facing America, and the world.
February 8th, 2022 | 41 mins 11 secs
When Kevin McCarthy deposed Liz Cheney, he thought she'd just go away. Instead, he empowered his greatest enemy. And if he ever gets the speaker's gavel, he'll be held hostage to Marjorie Taylor Greene. Adam Kinzinger joins Charlie Sykes on today's podcast.
January 13th, 2022 | 40 mins 16 secs
ar-15, biden, cheney, civil war, conceal carry, congressional investigations, doj, election, evan mcmullin, fbi, gingrich, grifters, gun owners, insurrection, jan 6 committee, jim jordan, kenosha, lock her up, media, mike rounds, nra, palin, rand paul, ray epps, tea party, ted cruz, thieves, trump, voting rights
The behind-the-scenes evidence presented during the upcoming primetime Jan 6 committee hearings will be "compelling" and "shocking," and will be directed to an audience who's going to go out and vote. Rep. Adam Kinzinger joins Charlie Sykes on today's podcast.
November 4th, 2021 | 39 mins 35 secs
blue states, culture war, democracy, democrats, house of representatives, illinois, midterms, red states, redistricting, republicans, trump, trumpism, weekend at bernie's
The fight for the soul of the GOP may be over, but Rep. Adam Kinzinger sees a political future — maybe even a challenge against TFG. "I'm willing to lose to get the message out." The retiring congressman joins Charlie Sykes on today's podcast.
September 22nd, 2021 | 46 mins 55 secs
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On today's podcast Rep. Adam Kinzinger joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the House 1/6 Committee's work and the dilemma of principled GOPERs... is it better to leave the party or stay and fight?
July 13th, 2021 | 51 mins 18 secs
adam kinzinger, aspen institute commission on information disorder interim report, chris krebs, cyber security, fight disinformation, gop republicans, the big lie, trump
On today’s doubleheader podcast, Adam Kinzinger talks about being the GOP’s Lone Survivor; and cyber security expert Chris Krebs talks about being fired by tweet, and the fight against this disinformation.
May 20th, 2021 | 42 mins 48 secs
donald trump, gop, insurrection, january 6th, josh hawley, liz cheney, rep. katko
On today’s Bulwark podcast, Rep. Adam Kinzinger joins Charlie Sykes to talk about the 1/6 Commission.
March 3rd, 2021 | 42 mins 21 secs
adam kinzinger, binary politics, cancel culture, compromise, congress, elections, gop, grift, spending, stimulus, strange new respect
On today’s Bulwark podcast, Rep. Adam Kinzinger joins Charlie Sykes to discuss the GOP’s censure obsession, why he’s working to find conservatives who want to put country first and not Trump first and the future of legislating and compromise in what is increasingly a binary political culture.
December 30th, 2020 | 39 mins 54 secs
adam kinzinger, congress, conspiracy theories, donald trump, electoral college, gop, january 6, mike pence, policy, republican party, republicanism
On today’s Bulwark podcast, Rep. Adam Kinzinger of Illinois joins Charlie Sykes to discuss how President Trump is undermining democracy, how Republicanism has divorced itself from policy, and the future of the party after Trump leaves office.