Skip to comments.Justin Amash, tea party star, earns primary challenge for backing impeachment
Posted on 05/20/2019 6:54:35 AM PDT by Olog-hai
Rep. Justin Amash of Michigan says he enlists social media to do something unusual: explain why he bucks his party in terms his constituents can understand.
The 39-year-old Republican, who was the youngest member of the freshman class in 2011, states his approach succinctly: I defend liberty and explain every vote here. The simple formula has turned the libertarian, who rode into the House on the tea party wave, into something of a sensation. In 2012, the Independent Voter Network called Amash the coolest member of Congress.
Amashs latest decision to state publicly that President Trump engaged in activity worthy of impeachment could be the hardest yet for him to explain to Republican voters, 9 in 10 of whom oppose impeachment, according to a Washington Post-ABC News poll conducted in April. [ ]
And on Sunday, it prompted an intraparty rival, Michigan state Rep. Jim Lower, to declare he would run in the Republican primary next year for Amashs seat.
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If I were still back in Michigan I would go down and volunteer for the opponent.
Money helps, but on the ground is where it counts.
Since amash claims to explain every vote he takes,can amash interpret how President Trump could obstruct investigation of a crime that isn’t a crime, that never happened?
Exactly. If youre a Repuke who turns against your party you are rewarded for your great deed. Youre right. He has an easy life waiting for him. Another unprincipled, money grubbing sellout.
Because the RATS rule with iron fists. Step out of line and your committee assignments disappear and your pork dries up.
Capture one or both of the political parties in the United States.Thats why. And that has been going on for over a half-century, so think about what degree it is entrenched at so late a date as today.
Communist goal #15
He is out of there!
There are now 2 Challengers. Not good, this is how McTraitor and Flake kept getting in. The base splits and the Rat crossovers put the RINO in.
I will be donating to State Rep. Jim Lower.
I predict Amash is the 2020 Libertarian candidate.
If this guys has any brains at all, he will back away very rapidly from RAT ROMNEY, because if he doesn't say Hello Flake!!!
Amash’s “Palestinian” background is being re-aired now.
Marco Rubio was a “Tea Party star” too.
Failed politician, virtually unknown until now. This is likely is Hail Mary to get 15 minutes of national fame, then leave Congress and take a better paying job at CNN or MSNBC.
I don’t associate him as a “Tea Party star”.
Is this true?
Eight years ago, it was (briefly) or, at least, that is how he marketed himself to get elected. Now? Not so much.
As will I...
He is 30 years old..time to help him out. and like you posted...
NOT A PENNY TO THE GOP...AND THE ROMNEY RELATIVE THAT HEADS THE REPUBLICAN PARTY NEEDS TO STEP DOWN...
WAKE UP GOP...YOU ARE QUICKLY LOSING YOUR BASE...
LOL, now they love The Tea Party.
This current guy voted with trump 92 percent of the time and has won the seat 5 times. Can this dude do the same???? Also running his mouth doesnt mean hell vote for impeachment if we even get to that point.
He said if he loses the republican primary, hell run as a libertarian. Great. Another seat to democrats. He voted with trump 92 percent.
Had it not been for Trump, Amash would continue to enjoy the perks of GovCo privilege while safely and quietly operating behind his All-American conservative facade.
To all things a season.
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