Two of President Donald Trump’s supporters went after Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.) for continuing to call for President Donald Trump’s impeachment during a town hall on Tuesday.
The representative was confronted by a woman sporting a “Make America Great Again” hat, who asked why he had “become a Democrat.”
“I’ve been your supporter since you started running for Congress, and I can’t tell you how disappointed I am,” said Diane Luke. The crowd booed Luke as she called the Mueller report a “smear attack,” and questioned why the lawmaker was taking the report seriously.
Luke continued to be booed by the crowd, which prompted her to make a comment about the reaction to the hat, saying, “That’s so typical that you boo me because I have a Make America Great Again hat on again.”
Watch the confrontation below:
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Amash fired back, saying that he stands by his belief that Trump had obstructed justice.
“It’s just not legally true that you can’t obstruct justice when there’s no underlying crime… The reason someone may not charge an underlying crime is because justice was obstructed. So, for example, you might have a situation where someone obstructs justice and therefore evidence is destroyed or prevented from getting to the prosecutor, so the underlying crime then cannot be charged.”
See his response:
This video gets to the heart of the Amash town hall: pic.twitter.com/PThqciSI8E
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Another of the president’s supporters, who actually campaigned for Amash, also confronted him over his impeachment remarks during the town hall.
“I’ve changed my position on you,” she said. “You’ve spent the least two years failing to do your job, which is to directly represent the popular will of your constituents.”
“That’s not my job,” he argued in return. “My job is to uphold the Constitution.”
“Those are not mutually exclusive,” she shot back.
While Amash was highly critical of Trump, he did admit that impeachment does not mean removal from office, saying that “so many layers that have to be moved through” before that will happen.
As IJR Red reported, Amash has been very outspoken about his opinion of Trump recently, claiming that he had committed impeachable offenses. On Tuesday, Amash also criticized Attorney General William Barr for his summary of the Mueller report.
After receiving Mueller’s report, Barr wrote and released a letter on March 24 describing Barr’s own decision not to indict the president for obstruction of justice. That letter selectively quotes and summarizes points in Mueller’s report in misleading ways.
— Justin Amash (@justinamash) May 28, 2019
Amash is one of only two Republicans who have spoken out against Trump concerning the Mueller report. However, it is uncertain if Congress will take any action towards impeachment.