The Washington Post reports:
Rep. Justin Amash (I-Mich.) said Monday that he’s considering a White House run against President Trump, a move that could pose a challenge to the president’s campaign for a second term.
Amash, who left the Republican Party last year and is seeking reelection to his Grand Rapids-area House seat as an independent, made the comment in a tweet responding to a statement by Trump on Monday night that as president, his “authority is total.”
“Americans who believe in limited government deserve another option,” the libertarian-leaning congressman tweeted. In a follow-up tweet to a supporter, he added, “Thanks. I’m looking at it closely this week.”
I’m glad that Justin Amash opposes Trump but he was an original House Freedom Caucus member. He created the version of the Republican Party that was ripe for Trump’s takeover. If he wants to help defeat Trump, he should endorse the Democratic candidate, not split the opposition.
— Alexandra Erin (@AlexandraErin) April 14, 2020
Donald Trump wouldnt lose a single voter to Justin Amash… Joe Biden would lose a few though.
— Tim Young (@TimRunsHisMouth) April 14, 2020
— Tom Nichols (@RadioFreeTom) April 14, 2020