U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger
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Donald Trump is yet to confirm his run for the White House in 2024, but Republican Representative Adam Kinzinger said Monday that he would "love" to challenge the former President.

Kinzinger refrained from announcing further political ambitions following his retirement from Congress even though he was toying with a run for Governor, Senator and President. His retirement announcement was made last year after unfavorable redistricting in his home state of Illinois, reported Washington Examiner.

Talking about a primary challenge against Trump, he told Huffington Post that he "would love it." He said that even if the former President "crushed me, like in a primary, to be able to stand up and call out the garbage is just a necessary thing, regardless of who it is." He thinks "it’d be fun.”

According to an analysis by Chris Cillizza of CNN, Kinzinger has no future in the current Republican Party, and that may mean he has nothing left to lose.

He stressed that he currently has no plans to run for President, but is "not going to rule it out," either. Kinzinger said that he will make a "decision when we get there, if there’s a need and a desire." He added that it’s not anything that he is planning right now, but he is "not going to rule it out." Kinzinger explained that if Americans were in a position, "if it’s just terrible candidates" and the US is in a worse place then maybe, but "there’s no grand plan right now.”

He said that he is "exhausted of the same arguments, the same kind of performative politics," but he is open to vying for political office elsewhere in the future. He shared that maybe he would have run for Governor or Senate, but yes, his "time in the House is, mercifully, coming to an end."

He became one of Trump's most vocal Republican foes in the House since the fallout after the 2020 election. He joined the committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol riot alongside Grand Old Party Representative Liz Cheney. He has regularly berated Trump's efforts to overturn the 2020 Presidential election. As for Trump, he lambasted Kinzinger as a "Republican In Name Only."

Donald Trump
Former U.S. President Donald Trump arrives at a rally at The Farm at 95 on April 9, 2022 in Selma, North Carolina. The rally comes about five weeks before North Carolinas primary elections where Trump has thrown his support behind candidates in some key Republican races. Photo by Allison Joyce/Getty Images

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