The Illinois Republican, who announced he won’t be running for reelection next year, released a video featuring a family food-fighting over their political views.
“Thanksgiving is around the corner, but a holiday that once symbolized unity is now the setting for hostility and division,” Mr. Kinzinger said in the video.
Mr. Kinzinger added that officials in Washington and the media have convinced the public that those who disagree with them are the enemy in order to drive attention and ratings.
“But, there’s a better way. At Country First, we know that many of us are tired of the mudslinging, name-calling, and self-serving actions from leaders and sometimes even those we love,” Mr. Kinzinger said.
Mr. Kinzinger is among one of the most anti-Trump Republicans in the conference.
He has been releasing several video ads, urging people to unify and put partisan divisions aside.
“Oh my, what a disappointment you are to us and to God! We were once so proud of your accomplishments! Instead, you go against your Christian principles and join the ‘devil’s army’ [Democrats and the fake news media],” the letter read.
“I’m glad the letter came out because I think that people need to see — if you haven’t experienced that division in your family, this is the best example of it,” Mr. Kinzinger told CNN.