Adam Kinzinger blasts Tucker Carlson & Kevin McCarthy following Malcolm Nance's decision to fight in Ukraine
Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.) is praising MSNBC News analyst Malcolm Nance after he announced he'd joined Ukraine's foreign legion amid its Russian invasion while criticizing Fox News' Tucker Carlson and House Minority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) for their ongoing support of Russian President Vladamir Putin.
On Monday, April 18, Kinzinger tweeted to applaud Nance as he said he was "so moved by what he sees." The tweet came after Nance announced his decision to join the fight to protect Ukraine. He went on slam McCarthy and Putin for their criticism of him, Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.), and another fellow Republican lawmaker "more than those members expressing Putin love."
"Must be nice to live so secure and have no guilt about that," Kinzinger added.
Malcolm Nance (@MalcolmNance) is so moved by what he sees, he joins the fight. Yet @TuckerCarlson shills for #Putin, @GOPLeader McCarthy has attacked @Liz_Cheney and I more than those members expressing Putin love. Must be nice to live so secure and have no guilt about that.https://twitter.com/thedailybeast/status/1516219207112871940\u00a0\u2026— Adam Kinzinger (@Adam Kinzinger) 1650334655
Carlson and other far-right lawmakers like Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) and Madison Cawthorn (R-N.C.) have made controversial, conspiracy-driven remarks since the onset of Russia's invasion of Ukraine. Newsweek also notes: "Russian state media outlets and government agencies have also repeatedly used videos and statements made by Carlson on his Fox News show, Tucker Carlson Tonight, as propaganda regarding the Ukrainian war."
Kinzinger responded to Posobiec's tweet saying, "Standard response of those with no response. If you don't 'head over' you can't have an opinion."
He added, "Still in the military. Of course, I'm willing to go if sent. We don't self deploy though kiddo."
Standard response of those with no response. If you don\u2019t \u201chead over\u201d you can\u2019t have an opinion. \n\nStill in the military, Of course I\u2019m willing to go if sent. We don\u2019t self deploy though kiddo.https://twitter.com/jackposobiec/status/1516258578948046848\u00a0\u2026— Adam Kinzinger (@Adam Kinzinger) 1650368536
The Illinois lawmaker also Newsweek editor at large Naveed Jamali's reply to Posobiec's tweet. "For clarity, members of the US military are forbidden to travel to Ukraine," Kinzinger tweeted. "This includes reservists and members of the guard. So no Jack, Adam can't just travel to Ukraine on his own. You can tho."
Kinzinger's latest remarks follow his previous critical tweets challenging Carlson. "Now that we have seen evidence of mass graves in Ukraine, and pictures of the atrocities against civilians, We should demand @TuckerCarlson answer for his support of this war," Kinzinger tweeted at the time.
Now that we have seen evidence of mass graves in Ukraine, and pictures of the atrocities against civilians, We should demand @TuckerCarlson answer for his support of this war, as well as those Congressmen who have done the same. @GOPLeader should demand accountability— Adam Kinzinger (@Adam Kinzinger) 1648957270
Kinzinger also challenged McCarthy to "demand accountability" from the members of Congress who echoed similar sentiments about the war.
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