Just weeks after voting in support of the second impeachment of former President Donald Trump, U. S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill., is already facing a pro-Trump GOP primary challenger.
His opponent? Catalina Lauf, a 27-year-old who previously served in the Trump administration in the U. S. Department of Commerce. She launched her bid Tuesday to oust the 42-year-old incumbent in Illinois’ 16th Congressional District.
“I never thought I’d primary a fellow Republican, but is Congressman Kinzinger really a Republican anymore? He isn’t and we have the proof,” Lauf says in a video campaign announcement.
Lauf attacks Kinzinger as a “weak-kneed, establishment Republican” who “cares more about his next MSNBC appearance than the voters who elected him.”
She suggests that the sitting congressman does not support the “America First” movement, pointing to his “one in three votes” in Congress that have sided with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.
“Instead of being in our fight, Adam betrayed his constituents for a life in the D. C. swamp,” Lauf says.