Rep. Adam Kinzinger said Friday he would review all options after Democrats in the Illinois General Assembly released a proposed congressional map that could end his time in the House. Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill., questions witnesses during the House select committee hearing on the Jan. 6 attack on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, July 27, 2021. (AP Photo/ Andrew Harnik, Pool) Andrew Harnik/AP

Kinzinger’s House career could be over due to map redistricting proposals

Kate Scanlon October 15, 05:18 PM October 15, 05:18 PM

Rep. Adam Kinzinger said Friday he would review all options after Democrats in the Illinois General Assembly released a proposed congressional map that could end his time in the House.

In a statement, Kinzinger, a Republican, said: “I have proudly served six terms in the U.S. House and it has been an honor to do so.”

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“Following the release of the new congressional maps for Illinois, my team and I will spend some time looking them over and reviewing all of the options, including those outside the House,” Kinzinger said. “This redistricting process has been anything but transparent, which comes as no surprise to anyone. I believe the people of Illinois deserve better.”

Illinois’s current House delegation comprises 13 Democrats and five Republicans, but the state will lose a seat because of population decrease in the 2020 census. According to the Chicago Sun-Times, the Democratic state lawmakers’ proposal would likely yield a congressional delegation of 14 Democrats and three Republicans. GOP Rep. Rodney Davis would also likely lose his seat under the proposal.

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Kinzinger, an Air Force veteran, rose to a national profile as a vocal Republican critic of former President Donald Trump. Kinzinger was one of just 10 House Republicans to vote to impeach Trump following the riot at the U.S. Capitol in January. He is also one of just two Republicans serving on the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack, alongside Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming.

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