Amash’s New GOP Challenger Unleashes on Him for Doubling Down on ‘Ridiculous’ Impeachment Remarks

During an interview on Fox News Monday night, Rep. Justin Amash’s (R-Mich.) Republican challenger Jim Lower slammed the lawmaker for doubling down on his remarks about impeaching President Donald Trump.

Michigan state representative Lower went after Amash for his recent comments about the Mueller report. As IJR Red reported, Amash later posted another Twitter thread further claiming that there was proof that President Donald Trump had committed impeachable offenses.

“In fact, Mueller’s report identifies multiple examples of conduct satisfying all the elements of obstruction of justice, and undoubtedly any person who is not the president of the United States would be indicted based on such evidence,” tweeted Amash.

Lower called Amash out for standing strong in his comments on Monday, claiming that his opinion was similar to that of Democrats who are critical of Trump.

“He doubled down on it today. He doubled down on the comment saying the Mueller report indicated [Trump] should be impeached. There is nobody besides Bob Mueller that would’ve loved to come out with that conclusion. Even he couldn’t come to that conclusion. It is completely ridiculous. At this point, Justin Amash has more in common with Rashida Tlaib than he does the average Republican primary voter in the district.”


Lower also pointed out the lack of meaningful legislation Amash has passed.

“So we are going to beat him on this issue but we are also going to beat him on the fact that in ten years in Congress, he’s gotten one bill passed and it was renaming a post office. Completely ineffective … If you look, he’s the only Republican in Congress to vote against funding for the border wall, he’s very weak on immigration issues. Just basic pro-life issues too.”

However, Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich) reached out to Amash, suggesting that he co-sponsor her impeachment legislation.

Although Amash has denounced Lower’s challenge as “not serious,” the lawmaker is facing intense criticism from many Republicans.


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