Skip to comments.Michigan congressman Justin Amash becomes first GOP lawmaker to call for impeachment
Posted on 05/18/2019 7:43:50 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum
U.S. Rep. Justin Amash of Michigan on Saturday became the first Republican lawmaker to say President Trump had "engaged in impeachable conduct." In a series of tweets, Amash wrote he had read the full report by special counsel Robert Mueller and had concluded there is a "threshold for impeachment."
"Under our Constitution, the president 'shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors,'" Amash wrote Saturday. "While 'high Crimes and Misdemeanors' is not defined, the context implies conduct that violates the public trust."
Amash also wrote that impeachment does not require "probable cause" has been committed, but rather "simply requires a finding that an official has engaged in careless, abusive, corrupt or otherwise dishonorable conduct."
After Mueller concluded his report in mid-March, Attorney General William Barr released a four-page summary, which Amash said "deliberately misrepresented" the full 448-page report. "Barr's misrepresentations are significant but often subtle, frequently taking the form of sleight-of-hand qualifications or logical fallacies, which he hopes people will not notice," he wrote.
Amash wrote that, contrary to Barr's initial assessment of Mueller's report, Mr. Trump had "engaged in specific actions and a pattern of behavior that meet the threshold for impeachment.
Congress, too, was not spared from criticism by Amash. He called out the partisanship of many lawmakers, saying they shift their perceptions "180 degrees" when discussing former President Bill Clinton and Mr. Trump.
"Few members of Congress even read Mueller's report; their minds were made up based on partisan affiliation and it showed, with representatives and senators from both parties issuing definitive statements on the 448-page report's conclusions within just hours of its release," Amash wrote.
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Amash is a Never Trumper. To them, hatred of President Trump is more important than country and family. Their hatred of him has consumed them.
Primary him right out of office, we don’t need anymore weak ass RINO’s in Congress.
Look, this guy is an Eastern Orthodox Christian with a Pali parent, and a libertarian. He is kinda prissy like a prince and apparently totally missing out on what is happening at church. He thinks he is the man and is interested in a 2020 run per fox. There ya go. He’s always been against Trump, and this is no surprise.
Not the only low IQ representative in Congress.
With this and other headlines, I see sadly Drudge has become “The Bidenreport”.
since there is NO evidence of ANY impeachable offense,
such reckless talk shows an utter disdain and disrespect for both the voters and our representative system of governance
i have no idea what this Amash guy is all about, have never heard of him before, but he’s certainly shown himself to be unsuited for public office
His 15 minutes of fame. Yawn.
I see the Romney contigent is plotting the coup.
Wasn’t he a tea partier at some point, with some freepers talking him up as some great conservative hope?
Safe bet he has been promised a lucrative position with the left when departs Congress.
Now the rats and fake News will crow about bipartisan calls for Trumps impeachment.
Yep, I found it too! Right next to that line in the Constitution that said SCOTUS can legislate abortion and homo marriage into law.
I suspect he simply wants an open-borders globalist like Mike Pence to be President.
Impeachment for WHAT? Defending himself against a political coup by the slimiest dregs of the Earth (Hillary and Obama) and the most embarrassing employees the FBI and CIA have EVER had?
Amess is obviously a flaming idiot.
He has ALWAYS been a liberal puke RINO, he needs to be Zotted out of Michigan!
Can you say uniparty?Why doesn’t he just be honest and switch parties and declare himself democrat?
Drudge couldn't get any male-tail if he showed even a luke-warm support for Trump. It's just not acceptable in the Sodomite community.