GOP Rep Kinzinger: ‘To Be a Party That Accepts Some of the Behavior of Roy Moore, I Don’t Want To Be That Party’

On Wednesday’s broadcast of “CNN Newsroom,” Representative Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) stated he doesn’t want to be the party that accepts some of Alabama Republican Senate nominee Judge Roy Moore’s behavior.

Kinzinger said, “I became a Republican when I was young because I believe in our vision for limited government. I believe in strong national defense, and I believe that we hold — try to hold our elected officials to the highest values, really to the highest standard. And I think that’s a good thing, right? If you want to have faith in your federal government, you need to believe that the federal government’s out there working for you. This Roy Moore thing, to me, is very disappointing for my party. I can’t tell Alabama what to do. I don’t live in Alabama. I’m from Illinois. But, you know, as a Republican, I look at that and say, I think these women’s accusations are very credible. I’ve seen them talk about them. And it’s very disappointing for me to see the party getting behind — look, 52 Senate seats or 51 Senate seats, I mean, really it’s not going to have an appreciable difference. But to be a party that accepts some of the behavior of Roy Moore, I don’t want to be that party.”

(h/t Mediaite)

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