‘Our Message Was There’: ‘Squash Amash’ Rally Organizer Is Confident Impressive Turnout Stuck It to Him


The organizers of the “Squash Amash” rally believe they got their message across, boasting of “over 300 people” in attendance at the afternoon event to protest Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.).

The Michigan Trump Republicans held their “Squash Amash” rally in Grand Rapids, Michigan on Friday to protest against the congressman over his calls to impeach President Donald Trump — the only Republican to back the idea thus far.

Speaking with IJR Red on Saturday, Michigan Trump Republicans co-founder Diane Schindelbeck reflected upon the event, saying the group “knew” their message was not only present but loud and clear.

“I believe our message was there,” said Schindelbeck. “And we knew it was. People were demanding that we do something about Justin Amash, and I think we accomplished that.”

The last time Schindelbeck spoke to IJR Red about the rally, she indicated its goal was to let Amash know “he is not representing the voter base” in his state — which Trump won in the 2016 presidential election — or his district and, she shared how the Michigan Trump Republicans had hoped to “get 30 to 50 people” to come out.

The rally’s attendance numbers exceeded those expectations though, with the group’s co-founder telling IJR Red, “We had over 300 people show up in support of our president.”

Check out some of the scenes from the rally:

The Michigan Trump Republicans co-founder also noted that they had “about a dozen” birthday parties for the president “throughout the state” after the conclusion of the “Squash Amash” rally.

“It was a day of celebrating America First policy,” added Schindelbeck. “It was wonderful.”

As IJR Red previously reported, attendees at the rally took a break from protesting the Michigan congressman to join together and sing the president “Happy Birthday” as he turned 73 years old.

Schindelbeck went on to say that she and her organization believe the president will win Michigan in the 2020 presidential election “by a landslide” and added that the group will be working “very strongly” to have “legislators in place that will support the president’s agenda.”

Amash’s office has not yet responded to IJR Red’s request for comment about the rally.

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Minerva Rivera
Minerva Rivera

Trump is a bad person, a terrible human being and a traitor to our country. I you are so stupid to be advocating for his evilness, you are the problem. You are telling the world that you are a mirror of what he is. Pity you.

Phyllis Softa

A obvious question of the “Smash Amash” participants would be “Would you be in favor of impeachment hearings if the POTUS’s actions outlined in the Mueller Report were Obama or Clinton?” What is Schindelbeck’s understanding of Trump’s agenda for 2021-2024? If he plans to keep his promise to eliminate the debt in 8 yrs, he will need to do a massive amount of cutting in the next 4 years. What does she see Trump doing to swing a 55% disapproval rating in Michigan to a 55% approval rating he would need for her anticipated “landslide”? Or is she counting on… Read more »

Janette Lewis
Janette Lewis

I hope there will be the largest landslide in history for Trump. A man who loves our country and the people in it.
Who stands by what he says and promises. A rare trait in a leader of our times.

Frank Turner

Keep on until Amash is out of office and make him a one term politician !!!!!


Perfect response to a genuine RINO. Of course, Amash didn’t respond to IJR. What in the world could he say?


Amash is one of the very few congresscritters who fights for liberty. It’s a shame that Michigan’s Trumpletons can’t see that.


Justin Amash has ceased tp represent his constituency. It’s too bad that more constituencies do no take this initiative and seize the public platform.

Vote. Let those elected know that we the people hold power.





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