CHANNAHON, Ill. (AP) — Republican U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger of Illinois has been deployed to the U.S.-Mexico border with his Air National Guard unit.
Kinzinger’s communications director, Maura Gillespie, posted on social media Wednesday that the congressman was deployed earlier this week and is on active duty as a lieutenant colonel.READ MORE: University Of Chicago Police Officer Who Shot Man In Hyde Park Shootout Also Shot Student In 2018
She says Kinzinger will stay within the U.S. during the border mission. Kinzinger has written on his website that he is committed to strengthening border security and better enforcing immigration laws.
The 40-year-old represents the state’s 16th district, which includes parts of northern and central Illinois. He is a pilot and veteran of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. He was elected to Congress in 2010.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Bitter Cold, But Snow Is On The Way
Gillespie says Kinzinger’s Washington and Illinois offices will continue to be open.Chicago Auto Show's First Look For Charity Gala Fundraiser Set For Feb. 11
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