Amash Continues Lonely Stance of Being Only Republican to Support Impeachment With More Trump Criticism

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Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.) continued his solitary stumping for the impeachment of President Donald Trump as the only Republican in Congress to do so so far.

In a large series of tweets published midday on Thursday, Amash — who made headlines earlier this week when he claimed that the president had engaged in impeachable conduct — stood by his impeachment calls again on Thursday.

In a lengthy Twitter thread, he claimed the president had engaged in “criminal activities” and that special counsel Robert Mueller‘s report into Russian election interference showed that the president used his power to “obstruct.”

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Other prominent members of the Republican Party have spoken out against Amash’s impeachment comments.

As IJR Red previously reported, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) called Mueller’s report “the antithesis of libertarianism,” departing from his fellow libertarian’s views on the report and saying that the probe’s origins were the issue.

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) also blasted Amash for the move, proclaiming that it would not be “a trendsetting move by any means.”

Additionally, Amash was formally condemned by the House Freedom Caucus — which he is a founding member of — for his comments, with prominent Freedom Caucus member Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) saying that “every single member” of the group disagreed with Amash’s calls.

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