As you’re probably aware, Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI) made headlines this past weekend when he wrote in a Twitter thread that he believes Trump has “engaged in impeachable conduct” as described in the Robert Mueller report. In addition, Amash concluded after reading the report that Trump’s new “Mr. Fix-It”, Attorney General Bill Barr, “intended to mislead the public” about Mueller’s conclusions.
Here are my principal conclusions:
1. Attorney General Barr has deliberately misrepresented Mueller’s report.
2. President Trump has engaged in impeachable conduct.
3. Partisanship has eroded our system of checks and balances.
4. Few members of Congress have read the report.
— Justin Amash (@justinamash) May 18, 2019
It should come as no surprise that Trump immediately went on the attack, calling Amash a “total lightweight who opposes (him) and some of our great Republican ideas and policies.”
Never a fan of @justinamash, a total lightweight who opposes me and some of our great Republican ideas and policies just for the sake of getting his name out there through controversy. If he actually read the biased Mueller Report, “composed” by 18 Angry Dems who hated Trump,….
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 19, 2019
Bringing up the rear, Trumpservative loyalists like House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) attacked Amash as an attention-seeking Republican who “votes more with Nancy Pelosi than his own party.”
Are Trump and McCarthy aware that Amash has voted with Trump and House Republicans on 91 percent of votes in the current Congress? That’s a rhetorical question. Of course, they’re aware, but unconditional fealty to Trump is all that matters, not facts.
It should also come as no surprise that Trump sycophants in the media are also piling on Amash. Leading the way in the attacks is none other than the pro-Trump echo chamber and home of faux conservatives, TheBlaze.com and BlazeTV.com.
Justin Amash is the 2020 Evan McMullin. Fraudster through and through.
— Jordan Schachtel (@JordanSchachtel) May 18, 2019
I'm absolutely amazed at the number of Libertarians siding with @justinamash for openly supporting the police state. Trump basically did the Presidential equivalent of saying "Am I being detained" and the civil libertarians are running to the defense of the state.
— Rob Eno (@Robeno) May 20, 2019
A total embarrassment, from a guy I once respected and admired. This is NOT a principled stand. You cannot be on the side of liberty and the Bill of Rights while simultaneously calling for the impeachment of an innocent man, who’s liberties were trashed by police-state insiders. https://t.co/Ss1rfqDF86
— Dan Bongino (@dbongino) May 18, 2019
Gotta love Amash. Guy voted against removing criminal alien gang members, voted against Kate’s law, voted in favor of online sex trafficking, voted against a bill that would prohibit producing or knowingly transmitting child porn, and then pretends to have all these principles.
— Jon Miller (@MillerStream) May 20, 2019
Justin Amash smears Barr and Trump, now leftist and media herohttps://t.co/oXQOYQHeEa
— Mark R. Levin (@marklevinshow) May 20, 2019
Are these BlazeTV “experts” aware that Justin Amash carries a 90% Liberty Score® (A) with Conservative Review — a score higher than Ted Cruz’s 82% (B)? That’s another rhetorical question. Of course, they’re aware, but fealty over facts. Remember?
The true heart of the Republican Party is about to be exposed as State Rep. Jim Lower, a self-proclaimed “pro-Trump” Republican, has just announced he will challenge Amash in the GOP primary.
Will party leaders support the incumbent as they always do to protect the party, or will they bow to the wishes of Dear Leader and work to defeat Amash? We already know the answer to that one, don’t we?
There are those who believe Amash is laying the groundwork for a possible presidential run in 2020, an idea for which I have already expressed my support. He would most likely run as a third-party candidate, and as someone who believes in the need for creating a new party to destroy the Democrat/Republican duopoly, I would love to see a serious third-party campaign because it would give America the opportunity to vote principle instead of party.
Despite claims to the contrary by Trump and his cult, Amash is displaying the kind of courage we need to see a lot more of if we’re to have any hope of seeing our Constitutional Republic restored.
David Leach is the owner of The Strident Conservative. His politically incorrect and always “right” columns are also featured on NOQReport.com.
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