In a tweet published Wednesday, Brad Parscale — who worked as the digital media director for Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign — torched Amash as being a “phony” who was “auditioning for the approval of the liberal media.”
He also slammed the Michigan congressman as “just another grandstanding swamp creature” in the tweet.
If Phony @justinamash were a TRUE libertarian, he wouldn’t stand for abuse of FBI power, spying, & bogus dossiers funded by political foes and fed to secret FISA courts. He is just another Grandstanding Swamp Creature auditioning for the approval of the liberal media.
— Brad Parscale (@parscale) May 29, 2019
Parscale’s tweet came after Amash made headlines for breaking with his party and calling for the impeachment of Trump based on his interpretations of special counsel Robert Mueller‘s report into Russian election interference.
As IJR Red previously reported, Amash is the only Republican thus far to publicly call for the impeachment of Trump. He released a lengthy series of tweets last week defending his position on the issue and claiming that the president had taken part in “criminal activities.”
Amash’s impeachment comments earned him a primary challenger in pro-Trump Michigan state Rep. Jim Lower, who blasted him as being “out of touch” with his constituency in a statement.
Additionally, IJR Red noted that Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) — who, like Amash, styles himself as a libertarian — broke with the Michigan Republican, blasting Mueller’s report as the “antithesis of libertarianism” and that the “libertarian position” regarded how the investigation itself was started.