Justin Amash Doubles Down on Call for Trump’s Impeachment Amid GOP Backlash

Justin Amash Doubles Down on Call for Trump’s Impeachment Amid GOP Backlash

Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI) earned the enmity of his fellow Republicans over the weekend with a long tweet thread announcing that after reading the Mueller report closely, he now supports impeaching President Trump.

After 48 hours of being attacked on Twitter by the president and on Fox Business by the leader of his caucus, Kevin McCarthy, among others, Amash on Monday posted another thread pushing back:

The thread can be read in its entirety here.

Amash’s references to “people” and “they” could be aimed entirely at President Trump, who on Sunday said there was “NO COLLUSION” and that there could not have been any obstruction because there was no underlying crime.

Amash is a libertarian who has long been one of the few Republicans willing to break ranks with the Republican party line. So far, he’s out on his own limb from the rest of his caucus on the issue of Trump’s crimes as well.

 

Gary Legum

Gary Legum has written about politics and culture for Independent Journal Review, Salon, The Daily Beast, Wonkette, AlterNet and McSweeney's, among others. He currently lives in his native state of Virginia.