CNN has announced that former Illinois Representative Adam Kinzinger will be joining the network as a senior political commentator, according to The Washington Times.
Kinzinger was one of the few members of his party to speak out against former President Donald Trump, including serving on the House select committee investigating the attack on the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021.
In addition to his Capitol Hill experience, Kinzinger also served in the Air Force during Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom.
He was one of the 10 House Republicans who voted to impeach Trump following the attack on the Capitol.
“If I had known that standing up for the truth would cost me my job, friendships, and even my personal security, I would do it all over again without hesitation. I can sleep well at night knowing that I upheld my oath to the office. I know that many in this institution cannot say the same,” Kinzinger said in a farewell speech from the House floor.
Kinzinger, who was a frequent guest on CNN, often criticized his fellow Republicans for their loyalty to Trump and their involvement in the attack on the Capitol.
He joins a roster of former Washington insiders who have turned their political experience into jobs at major news outlets, such as Kayleigh McEnany, former press secretary for Trump, who is now a contributor to Fox News, and Jen Psaki, former press secretary for President Joe Biden, who works for MSNBC.