Governor Hogan penned the introduction of Congressman Adam Kinzinger in the 2021 TIME100 Next edition, which names “emerging leaders from around the world who are shaping the future.” In the piece, Governor Hogan praises Congressman Kinzinger for “standing up for what he believed was right…when it was most challenging and least convenient.”
This comes as Governor Hogan is leading “the battle for the soul of the Republican Party.” Stating “I’m not going to be one of those ones that’s abandoning the party or giving up,” Governor Hogan argues in a recent Dispatch article that Republicans can’t afford to keep “turning off big chunks of the electorate” by refusing to condemn “crazy, just flat-out lies being told by conspiracy theorists.”
“Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. said the ‘ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.’ Over the past few months, Congressman Adam Kinzinger has stood up for the truth when it was most challenging and least convenient. In the wake of the insurrection at the Capitol in January, Adam was the first Republican member of Congress to step forward and call for the removal of President Trump from office via the 25th Amendment. In standing up for what he believed was right, Adam proved the measure of his courage.
After serving two tours of duty in Iraq, Adam knows what it really means to sacrifice for your country. He understands that the willingness to do so is the minimum requirement of leadership. No job or title is worth more than your integrity.
Through his example, Adam is paving the way for others to follow their conscience. I believe he has a bright future ahead, but more important, he will be remembered well by history.”