Axios: Kinzinger: Cawthorn loss "good for the country"
Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.) said on Wednesday that it was "good for the country" that Rep. Madison Cawthorn (R-N.C.) lost his bid for reelection.
The big picture: Cawthorn, who had dogged by numerous scandals in recent weeks, lost the GOP primary for North Carolina's 11th district to state Sen. Chuck Edwardson Tuesday.
What he's saying: "It's good for the country," Kinzinger told CNN's John Berman. "It's good for the party. It's good for the 11th District of North Carolina."
Background: Kinzinger, who isn't running for re-election, is one of the few Republicans who has consistently criticized former President Donald Trump, as well a number of his GOP colleagues in the far-right wing of the party. Consequently, the Illinois lawmaker's opposition has created a rift between him and the rest of the party.
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