Russian strongman Vladimir Putin's invasion of Ukraine has resulted in one Republican revealing his "biggest regret" during more than a decade in Congress.
"I want to be honest, in congress I have only a few votes that in hindset (sic), I regret. My biggest regret was voting against the first impeachment of Donald Trump," Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) posted in a Twitter thread on Friday evening.
"It’s important for political leaders to be transparent and admit regret when needed. The bottom line, Donald Trump withheld lethal aid to Ukraine so he could use it as leverage for his campaign," he explained.
"This is a shameful and illegal act, directly hurting the Ukraine defense today," wrote Kinzinger, who was deployed to the US-Mexico border in 2019 in his role as a Lt. Colonel in the Air National Guard.
"I wish i could go back in time and Vote for it, but I cannot," wrote the Republican who did vote to impeach Trump for inciting the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.
He added that Alexander Vindman and others "deserve our appreciation."
Thread (and admission): 1) I want to be honest, in congress I have only a few votes that in hindset, I regret. My biggest regret was voting against the first impeachment of Donald Trump.— Adam Kinzinger (@Adam Kinzinger) 1647049221
3) I wish i could go back in time and Vote for it, but I cannot. What we can do now is to ensure that this NEVER happens again, and that we all put the interests of our nation above our party. @AVindman and others deserve our appreciation.— Adam Kinzinger (@Adam Kinzinger) 1647049222