MINOOKA, IL, August 3, 2021 – Minooka businessman Michael Rebresh has announced his candidacy for Illinois’ 16th Congressional District against incumbent Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R):
“I’m a father, a husband, a successful businessman of more than 23 years and, unlike Joe Biden, I actually DO drive an 18-wheeler,” Rebresh says. “I’m also a longtime Minooka resident and a staunch conservative Republican who supported President Trump in 2016 and 2020 – not based on his personality but based on his policies. That’s why today I am announcing that I’m running for Congress in Illinois’ 16th Congressional District.”
Rebresh says that he is the only announced Republican challenger to Kinzinger who lives in the district. “The people of the 16th congressional district DESERVE true representation and they cannot get that representation from carpetbaggers looking to profit from a quick political opportunity,” he said
But Rebresh says the worst offender is incumbent Rep. Adam Kinzinger, who has used his seat for his own gain – not the people’s. “He is a handpicked loyalist of Democrat House Speaker Nancy Pelosi,” Rebresh says. “While doing Nancy’s bidding and furthering his own interests, he ignored the riots that devastated Illinois’ cities and towns last year and failed to recognize the local thin blue line we all count on.”
Rebresh says that Kinzinger viciously attacked President Trump for the last five years and has ignored the concerns of the residents of the 16th district over and over again. He says that residents are concerned about their kids returning to school with mask mandates and theoretical political agendas being taught in the classroom. Rebresh also says that Kinzinger knew the risk that the Byron and Dresden nuclear power plants would be shut down a year ago, costing residents their jobs and causing energy costs to skyrocket, and did nothing.
“We can and must do better than Rep. Adam Kinzinger and, if elected to represent the people of the 16th Congressional District, I will,” he says.
Rebresh is the owner of Azamon Logistics and a longtime resident of the Minooka area where he lives with his wife, Sherry, and their three young children, Wyatt, Holly and Brett.
For more information, visit www.rebreshforcongress.org
WASHINGTON — The conservative House Freedom Caucus is calling for the removal of Reps. Liz Cheney of Wyoming and Adam Kinzinger of Illinois from the Republican caucus, an effort to punish the pair for joining the committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.
Cheney and Kinzinger were added to the committee by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in a bid to ensure some Republican voices.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy initially named five additional Republicans to join the committee, but when Pelosi rejected two of them because of their past remarks, McCarthy withdraw all his picks, leaving only Cheney and Kinzinger.
“It was antithetical to have sitting in your conference, individuals who have professed they want to take out the minority leader,” House Freedom Caucus Chair Andy Biggs, R-Ariz., said during a news conference Thursday.
In Congress, a party caucus or conference serves as the official arm of the party and organizes lawmakers’ committees, leadership and other important roles.