A group of Republicans have launched a new super PAC to support Republicans who are willing to stand against Trump, the former guy.
Rep. Adam Kinzinger of Illinois, whose family disowned him for opposing Trump, has already started a super PAC, Country First, to support those who voted to impeach Trump.
Called Americans Keeping Country First, the sister-PAC is founded by Kinzinger allies and can accept unlimited contributions, and as a non-profit group are not required to disclose the identities of its contributors.
Mario Castillo, one of the group’s advisers, told the Post in a statement that the new PAC “has a clearly defined mission to provide air cover for the members of Congress who took votes of conscience to impeach or convict President Trump.”
Castillo predicts solid funding for the group to support the ten House members and Alaska’s Lisa Murkowski, who are up for re-election in 2022. The group is expected to help fill a void left by the Lincoln Project, who has faced calls to shut down amid allegations of a toxic work environment.
“The reality is this: This is a time to choose. . . . And my goal in launching Country1st.com . . . is just to say, ‘Look, let’s take a look at the last four years, how far we have come in a bad way, how backwards-looking we are, how much we peddle darkness and division,’ ” Kinzinger said on the program. “And that’s not the party I ever signed up for. And I think most Republicans didn’t sign up for that.”—Washington Post
This is Catalina Lauf, a former Trump aide, who is looking to primary Kinzinger.