In the most predictable breaking news possible, on Wednesday evening, CNN host Erin Burnett announced on her eponymous program Erin Burnett OutFront that former anti-Trump Republican and Pelosi-picked January 6 committee member Adam Kinzinger had been hired as a "senior political commentator" on the network. This, of course, makes perfect sense because other than our friends Scott Jennings and Stephen Gutowski, Adam Kinzinger is the type of "Republican" voice that gets a lot of airtime on CNN.
Burnett introduced "former Republican Congressman Adam Kinzinger,” proclaiming: "I am pleased to welcome him to CNN. He is appearing tonight for the first time in his new role which is senior political commentator."
"Congressman, we really are thrilled to have you on board. So welcome. People have seen you over the past of course couple years on the January 6 committee. And we're so glad to have you on board," Burnett gushed over the disgraced former Congressman.
Kinzinger, if you recall, was redistricted out of his Congressional seat by Democrats despite doing everything he could to suck up to them and act as their puppet.
This, of course, is Kinzinger's reward for abandoning his own party and helping to legitimize Nancy Pelosi's January 6 show trials. He can't keep his seat in Congress, but he gets a cushy commentator job on a failing cable news network.
As NewsBusters Managing Editor Curtis Houck summed up perfectly on Twitter, "the fact that Chris Licht's CNN has hired liberal wine mom simp Adam Kinzinger as not only a political commentator but senior political commentator is proof that nothing has changed at CNN from Zucker. By and large, CNN still hates a large part of the country."
Erin Burnett being "thrilled to have" Adam Kinzinger as a CNN senior political commentator was made possible by Nature Made. Their information is linked.
The transcript is below:
CNN’s Erin Burnett OutFront
7:26:26 p.m. Eastern
ERIN BURNETT: Former Republican Congressman Adam Kinzinger. I am pleased to welcome him to CNN. He is appearing tonight for the first time in his new role which is senior political commentator. And Congressman, we really are thrilled to have you on board. So welcome. People have seen you over the past of course couple years on the January 6 committee. And we're so glad to have you on board.
ADAM KINZINGER: It's great to be on the team, by the way. I'm excited.