Former Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R‑IL) didn’t hold back when he was asked about the newly elected House Speaker, calling Mike Johnson (R‑LA) a “Jim Jordan that wears a suit jacket.”
The former congressman made the remark on The View while promoting his new book, Renegade, which details the story of his dealings with the Jan. 6 Capitol protests and his decision to vote for impeachment of Trump.
Kinzinger added that he was glad that House Republicans said no to making Rep. Jim Jordan (R‑OH) the House speaker but was not expecting the same treatment to be given to Johnson, who, like Jordan, leans very conservatively.
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“Look, I was actually impressed that the so-called moderates and the GOP, moderates in tone, that they actually opposed Jim Jordan,” I thought they would have capitulated. They stood it out, and that was good, and that was good for the country. The problem is, I knew once they named Mike Johnson that like they weren’t going to do it twice, right? Just everybody was exhausted, and they wanted a speaker.”
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