Rep. Kinzinger talks special immigrant visas, possible impeachment

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.) spoke about his co-sponsored bills and the possibility of President Donald Trump being impeached on Wednesday. 

Kinzinger recently introduced H.R. 2796, the Afghan Allies and Protection Act, which would authorize 4,000 new Special Immigrant Visas (SIVs) and require the State Department to report to Congress on the obstacles to protecting Iraqi and Afghan allies, and suggestions for improving the program.

“We recruit a lot of people who are natives to come be the translators,” Kinzinger said. “We promise them an opportunity to chase the American dream afterwards. If you’re going to put your life on the line with American soldiers, you need to have that.”

Kinzinger also discussed the Mueller report. 

“When Mueller comes out and says ‘There was no collusion, we’re going to leave obstruction [of justice] to basically be […] debated by Congress, it took a lot of winds out of the sail of the impeachment train,” the Congressman said. 

“[Democrats] are trying to grasp at straws on anything they can,” Kinzinger continued. “[…] If the Democrats go down this path, I think it’s going to ensure Trump’s reelection.” 

Kinzinger said there are several other things members of Congress should prioritize over discussing impeachment. 

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