‘He’s Lying’: Amash Blasts ‘Typical Kevin’ McCarthy for Calling Impeachment Comments Cry for ‘Attention’

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House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) bashed his fellow Republican colleague Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.) as looking for attention by calling for the president’s impeachment.

“I think everyone knows he’s lying,” Amash told reporters Monday. “That’s typical Kevin.”

Amash shocked his colleagues this week when he said he believed the Mueller report proved President Donald Trump committed impeachable offenses. But Amash continued to double down, telling reporters he thought it was “appropriate” to start proceedings.

“Speaker Pelosi’s in charge of that,” he said.

McCarthy came out swinging against Amash and accused him of bluffing.

“This is exactly what he wants, he wants to have attention,” McCarthy told Fox News on Sunday. “He votes more with Nancy Pelosi than he ever votes with me.”

The GOP leader went as far as to doubt Amash’s party loyalty.

“It’s a question of whether he’s even in our Republican conference as a whole,” he said. “What he wants is attention in this process. He’s not a criminal attorney, he’s never met Mueller, he’s never met William Barr, and now he’s coming forward with this because this is what he wants.”

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Amash has certainly gotten attention over the comments, but not always in a positive way.

Michigan state Rep. Jim Lower (R-Mich.) announced that he would challenge Amash in the 2020 Republican primary, touting that he would unseat the libertarian and stand firm as a Trump Republican.

Amash also received great pushback from his colleagues in the House Freedom Caucus who formerly condemned him Monday night, IJR Red noted.

Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) said that every member in attendance Monday voted to condemn the Michigan congressman, but the caucus didn’t take steps to remove him from their group just yet. Amash was reportedly not in attendance at the meeting.

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I think he did a great thing and is very brave, facing the Trump holier than tho republicans. They either don’t care whatTrump says and does,or they are as evil as him.

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