Country First Conversations

By Adam Kinzinger

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Congressman Adam Kinzinger invites leaders committed to putting our Country before Party to have candid discussions about how to restore truth, courage, hope, and optimism to American politics.

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Changes in the Grand Old Party: A chat with Barbara Comstock
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This week we sit down with Barbara Comstock, former Congresswoman from Virginia, to discuss recent events within the GOP and what impact they’ll have in 2022 and beyond; how doubling down on Trump and the events of 1/6 will impact the party's ability to reach reasonable voters of goodwill and engage with them on the issues that matter most to families across the country.

Jun 16, 2021
Faith Over Fear: A chat with Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler
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This week's episode features a conversation with Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, who represents southwest Washington state and is a strong advocate for maternal health. She shares a powerful experience of faith overcoming fear in her own life.

Jun 05, 2021
Conspiracy Theories & Misinformation: A Chat with Denver Riggleman
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This week's episode features a conversation with Denver Riggleman, a veteran, intelligence expert, whiskey distiller, and former member of Congress from Virginia, on the dangers of conspiracy theories, QAnon and disinformation to our republic, and how to confront them.

May 14, 2021
Fulfilling Freedom: A chat with Michael Wood
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Michael Wood, marine combat veteran and US Congressional candidate for the 6th District of Texas, joined us for an in depth conversation on what it's like to own a small business in middle America, honor in politics during his campaign, and what the future of the modern GOP looks like.

Apr 22, 2021
Money In Politics: A chat with Michael Steele
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This week's episode features a conversation with Michael Steele, the former RNC Chair and Lt. Gov. of Maryland, on the role of money in today's political landscape, the impact of public campaign financing, and how to fix it going forward.

Apr 18, 2021
An Objective Press: A chat wth S.E. Cupp
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Columnist and TV host S.E. Cupp of CNN and the New York Daily News joins Adam this week to discuss the media landscape, the rise of opinion journalism, and the impact of both on the political landscape and national discourse.

Apr 01, 2021
The Hard Truth: A chat with Mayor David Holt
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This week's episode features Oklahoma City Mayor David Holt, who penned an Op-Ed two days before the insurrection that Adam Kinzinger found particularly inspiring.  The topic: It's always best to tell constituents the truth, even if it's not what they want to hear, because the short term pain is better than the long term pain caused by helping them to believe a lie (e.g. January 6th).

Mar 26, 2021
Moving Forward: A chat with Peter Wehner
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Peter Wehner joins Adam for a conversation about the Republican Party moving forward and transitioning leadership. Peter has served in senior roles in the last three Republican administrations, and is a contributing editor of The Atlantic and an opinion writer for the New York Times.

Mar 13, 2021
Fear is America's Enemy: A chat with Jamie Winship
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Jamie Winship joins Adam for a conversation about the dangers of fear and the key to overcoming it in our politics and society. Jamie is an expert on the topic after a distinguished career in law enforcement and international conflict resolution, and brings a hopeful perspective to the issues facing our country.

Mar 06, 2021
Truth & Courage: A Chat with Rep. Peter Meijer (MI)
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Rep. Peter Meijer joins Adam for a conversation about restoring truth and courage in politics. As fellow veterans, they discuss their unique perspective and the reaction to them being among the 10 Republicans who voted to impeach Donald Trump.

Feb 26, 2021