Michigan Voters Defy House Reps. Amash and Tlaib as Most Oppose Their Calls for Impeaching Trump

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A new poll revealed that the majority of Michigan voters opposed the idea of impeaching President Donald Trump, putting their views at odds with some lawmakers representing the state who have ramped up their calls.

Published late Tuesday by The Detroit News, the poll found that 53 percent of the 600 likely voters from the state of Michigan surveyed did not support the House of Representatives beginning impeachment proceedings against Trump.

Forty percent of those surveyed supported the idea of impeachment, while 8 percent remained undecided on the issue.

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Additionally, the likely voters surveyed were split on whether or not they believed Trump obstructed justice, with 43 percent believing the president did obstruct, 42 percent saying he did not, and 15 percent saying they were undecided.

The poll illustrates a disconnect between some national lawmakers from the state who have upped their calls for an impeachment inquiry into the president and the people they represent in their district.

Reps. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) and Justin Amash (R-Mich.) have called for the House to begin impeachment proceedings against Trump, with Tlaib having infamously said shortly after taking office, “We’re going to impeach the motherf**ker.”

The Michigan Democrat also introduced a resolution to move forward with the process.

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Both lawmakers have received serious flak for their calls.

As IJR Red reported, Tlaib reiterated her calls for impeachment during an interview on NBC’s “Meet the Press” last month, prompting the president to fire back in a tweet blasting Democrats as “obstructionists” while listing off some of his accomplishments during his tenure in office, such as the booming economy.

Amash — the lone Republican backing impeachment — was torn into as well, with Trump’s 2020 campaign manager, Brad Parscale, slamming the Michigan lawmaker as a “phony” who was “just another grandstanding swamp creature.”

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Charles
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Muslims want to get rid of Trump. Surprise!!!!

Friend
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so some c**t calls Trump a motherf**ker. hey, let’s elect her to Congress!

David
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David

I don’t think that 53% of a polling sample (just barely a majority) represents the overwhelming repudiation that your Headline suggests. And you know that. You are misleading your reader. Besides, they represent their district, not the entire state.

Rather, you should be concerned at how few people opposed impeachment. Your Dear Leader is in peril. He knows it. You know it.

Sherri
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Amash is grandstanding for attention. He’s trying to increase his public exposure. He’s doing that….and getting all the leftie support he hoped for. He’s against Trump big time now because of the China equation. He only cares about his own $$$. I hope he loses to his GOP challenger.

Bev
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Get those two losers out of office. They are noticed all the time but for all the wrong reasons, they haven’t accomplished a damn thing and their own constituents oppose their calls for impeaching and probably everything else they do.. They need to find something better to do with their time.

Burr Deming
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Burr Deming

Not a particularly well researched piece, I’m afraid. I believe both Tlaib and Amash represent individual districts, not the entire state of Michigan, which makes the poll decidedly less interesting. I would bet there exists polling somewhere that shows a majority of the constituents of Amash would disagree with impeachment, but you can’t tell from this report. Tlaid? Maybe not so much, but that’s just a guess. and guessing is pretty much required after reading Mr. Keene. “Both lawmakers have received serious flak for their calls.” I suspect that is true. But the statement is backed only by this evidence:… Read more »

Lily Sarkisian
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Lily Sarkisian

Two Muslims…….What can I say

Frank Turner
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I think a recall against Amash should be instigated immediately if not sooner, Amash is not a true Republican and should be recalled, He lied!

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