GOP Rep. Kinzinger: Trump being manipulated by Putin, KGB; won’t vote for Trump

Republican Congressman Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) today said on CNN that Vladimir Putin is successfully using “the KGB playbook” to manipulate GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump.

Kinzinger added that he won’t be voting for Trump in November.

Now you have Vladimir Putin basically pulling out the old KGB playbook on how to manipulate Donald Trump, and it appears he’s fallen right into it.


GOP Rep. Donald Kinzinger.

When asked by CNN’s Wolf Blitzer whether he could see himself eventually voting for Donald Trump, Kinzinger said his intention has always been to “get there,” but now “I don’t see how I get there anymore.”

Kinzinger went on to explain why he doesn’t see how he can support Trump:

When I see… a president who has almost unchecked power in foreign policy and talks about how great Vladimir Putin is, and how he doesn’t even know the Russians are in Ukraine, makes fun of the disabled, and the whole litany of things from the Gold Star family on…. for me personally, how can I support that?

Kinzinger added that one doesn’t have to vote for just Trump or Clinton, there are a lot of other people on the ballot.

You know, I’m not going to support Hillary, but in America we have the right to write somebody in or skip the vote… and that’s what it’s looking like for me today. I just don’t see how I get to Donald Trump anymore.

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9 Responses to “GOP Rep. Kinzinger: Trump being manipulated by Putin, KGB; won’t vote for Trump”

  1. John Smith says:

    Good for him! But he does need to update his Russian police agencies. It is the FSB now.

  2. Badgerite says:

    This is a very good link to someone who served with Captain Humayun Khan and can tell the story of what happened on the day that he died. It is worth a read just to put in high relief just how utterly despicable trump’s attacks on this man and his family are.

  3. Badgerite says:

    God, I hope so. This person (trump) is dangerous. To the country. To the world. What’s more, he is attempting to make the GOP into nothing more than a white supremacist party.
    They cannot allow this.

  4. UncleBucky says:

    Naturally the “D” Reps need to be minded, too. I just marked the R’s to light a fire under their tRUMPs.

  5. UncleBucky says:

    1st district Bobby Rush (D) (1993–Present)
    2nd district Robin Kelly (D) (2013-Present)
    3rd district Dan Lipinski (D) (2005–Present)
    4th district Luis Gutiérrez (D) (1993–Present)
    5th district Michael Quigley (D) (2009–Present)
    6th district Peter Roskam (R) (2007–Present) <======R
    7th district Danny K. Davis (D) (1997–Present)
    8th district Tammy Duckworth (D) (2013–Present)
    9th district Jan Schakowsky (D) (1999–Present)
    10th district Robert Dold (R) (2011-2013, 2015–Present) <======R
    11th district Bill Foster (D) (2013–Present)
    12th district Mike Bost (R) (2015–Present) <======R
    13th district Rodney L. Davis (R) (2013–Present) <======R
    14th district Randy Hultgren (R) (2011–Present) <======R
    15th district John Shimkus (R) (19th 2003-2013, redistricted, 2013-Present) <======R
    16th district Adam Kinzinger (R) (11th 2011-2013, redistricted, 2013-Present) <==OK
    17th district Cheri Bustos (D) (2013–Present)
    18th district Darin LaHood (R) (2015–Present) <======R

  6. UncleBucky says:

    US Rep. Kinzinger, District 16 of Illinois:

    OK, we need to have an ILLINOIS-based survey of GOPers as well as Democrats that feel they are compelled to be traitors to their party.

    That starts with US Senatorial candidates
    US Representatives candidates
    IL Senators candidates
    IL Representatives candidates
    Cook County candidates
    Anyone else…

    Any other state can do the same thing, or any other posters in AmericaBlog can do the same thing for their state.

  7. DoverBill says:

    Hey, we’ll take them where we can get ’em.

  8. Don Chandler says:

    “I looked into his eyes and saw three letters. A ‘K’ a ‘G’ and a ‘B’.” I’m surprised McCain can’t see it in Trump’s eyes.

  9. douglas01 says:

    Just a few more Republicans with the guys to NOT endorse or vote for Trump and the floodgates will open like Hoover Dam collapsing.

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