Congressman Adam Kinzinger (R-Illinois) said he would never agree to meet a foreign government in the wake of elections. His statement came after Donald Trump Jr. caused an uproar after his private meeting with Russian lawyer Natasia Veselnitskaya was made public.

Inside the controversial meeting

Members of Donald Trump's campaign team, including Jared Kushner and Paul J. Manafort, accompanied the President's son during his meeting with the Russian lawyer at Trump Tower in Manhattan on June 9, 2016. In his initial statement, Trump Jr. said he thought they were meeting to discuss U.S.

adoptions of Russian children.

But a few days later, he uploaded his exchange of emails with Rob Goldstone where it was revealed that the president's eldest son was offered damaging information against then-presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. Trump Jr. said he wanted to be transparent about the issue which made him decide to publicize the reams of emails.

He, however, insisted that there was "nothing" significant about his meeting with Veselnitskaya. In fact, the presidential said he has forgotten about the June 2016 caucus until the news came out. Aside from the emails, Trump Jr.

did not provide the names of those who were present during the meeting.

Aside from Kushner and Manafort, it was also revealed that Rinat Akhmetshin was also around when the assembly in Manhattan took place a few months before the U.S. presidential elections last year. The prominent Russian-American lobbyist personally confirmed that some of the attendees were unfamiliar to him.

GOP members react to Trump Jr.'s meeting with Russian lawyer

In an interview with CNN, Kinzinger suggested that it was wrong for the presidential son to accept an offer from a foreign government during an ongoing campaign. The GOP member said that Trump Jr. should have stopped when the other party proposed to offer damaging information about Democratic Party's Hillary Clinton.

"Frankly, if it would have happened to me, I would call the FBI and say, "Hey, this government or that government is offering me information. Do you want me to take this meeting as counterespionage or something?" But I certainly would not take a meeting with any kind of foreign intelligence agency," he told the outlet.

Kinzinger went on to explain that one does not need to undergo military training in order to understand that the proposal from Russian government was inappropriate. Cong. Bill Flores (R-Texas), on the other hand, said it would be best for the U.S. president to remove his children from the White House after hearing about Trump Jr.'s controversy.