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Republican House Member Ramps Up Impeachment Talk After Mueller Briefing

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For the optimists of the democratic party, Justin Amash has become a bit of a folk hero.

Amash, a republican representative, has been the first one the right side of the aisle to publicly call for the impeachment of President Trump.  Today, after Robert Mueller gave a brief, ten-minute statement on his investigation into the 2016 election, Amash was back at it.

Amash’s newfound boldness was bolstered last night at a town hall even in the midwest.

Rep.Justin Amash (R-Mich.) received a standing ovation Tuesday evening at his first public event since becoming the first Republican to call for President Trump‘s impeachment. 

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At a town hall in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Amash criticized House Republican leadership, including Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), whom he called the “so-called leader.”

“I read the Mueller report. I’m sure he didn’t read it,” Amash said of McCarthy. “He resorted to ad hominem attacks; that’s the kind of ‘leadership’ we now have in Congress.”

But there is one thing that democrats must remember about Amash as they look to him to sway a reticent republican party:

Amash isn’t a dyed-in-the-wool republican.  He’s a libertarian.

As such, Amash is far more likely to be the sore thumb in a field of Trumpian conservatives, and his opposition to the President doesn’t stem from the Mueller report.  Amash has a long history of criticizing Donald Trump, long before talks of “impeachment” were all the rage on Capitol Hill.

The democrats are counting Amash’s calls to action as a “win”, when it’s clearly more like a “tie”.


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As a lifelong advocate for the dream promised us in the Constitution, Andrew West has spent his years authoring lush prose editorial dirges regarding America's fall from grace and her path back to prosperity. When West isn't railing against the offensive whims of the mainstream media or the ideological cruelty that is so rampant in the US, he spends his time seeking adventurous new food and fermented beverages, with the occasional round of golf peppered in.