Illinois Rep Adam Kinzinger was roasted by Tucker Carlson Saturday. Carlson posted a farewell message to the outgoing representative, teasing him about transitioning into an emotional, menopausal man in the public eye.
“We’d like to take a moment to say goodbye to one of our all-time favorite members of Congress, Mr. Adam Kinzinger of Kankakee, Illinois, ladies and gentlemen. Kinzinger was first elected to the House 12 years ago, and for the bulk of his time in office, he served utterly without distinction, in virtual anonymity. A few of his constituents had heard of him, but none expressed interest in learning more. Then in 2018 came the transformation. That was the year that Adam Kinzinger turned 40 and things began to change inside of him.”
“The first signs were subtle but unmistakable: choking up at a car insurance commercial, opening an Instagram account and posting pictures of himself, wearing spandex bike shorts to Starbucks without shame and sometimes, with a fanny pack. By 2021, Kinzinger had a full-blown case of male menopause with all the familiar, painful symptoms: mood swings, hot flashes, food cravings, uncontrollable weeping. A lesser man would have retreated from public life, chosen new pronouns and transitioned in private, but Adam Kinzinger chose another path. He chose to be a role model. He wanted other middle-aged men to know there is life after hormonal imbalance, and so on July 27, 2021, Adam Kinzinger bravely came out of the closet as a weepy man. You may remember the moment:
Kinzinger: I never expected today to be quite as emotional for me as it has been, but you guys won. You guys held. You know, democracies are not defined by our bad days.
Imagine the courage that took,” Tucker continued, “Yes, I am emotionally incontinent. Yes, I am utterly irrational. No, I will not be silent.” In Washington, Kinzinger’s performance was considered deeply inspirational. Here’s a man who has no control of himself at all, so we’d better put him in charge of important things. Kinzinger quickly became regarded as an essential voice on foreign policy. When the world hangs in the balance, you want a guy who cries a lot. “
OPINION: TUCKER CARLSON: Goodbye, Adam Kinzinger… an example of what a man can be when he stops trying to be a man https://t.co/lNKgC30Z5E
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Tucker talked about Kinzinger’s final emotional address to the country, which quickly became about how Kinzinger has done the “right thing” for the Syrian people and the “right thing” for the Ukrainian people.
“History has proven that American isolation from the world affairs is dangerous. Over the years, I’ve been privileged to lead the effort on supporting American leadership in a world drowning in faux strongmen, advocating for the rights of Syrian men, women, and children to live without fear of Assad’s death squads shouldn’t be political. This is simply the right thing to do. Advocating for stronger American assistance in Ukraine to counter Putin’s illegal invasion shouldn’t be political. That’s just the right thing to do. “
Tucker pointed out that American assistance in these countries has ended up killing their economies and caused widespread suffering and that remembrances of Kinzinger’s time in office will not be a reflection of a man who stood for the country. But rather of a weak man who left the country in worse shape than when he took office.