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Rep. Justin Amash Drops Plan To Run For President

The Washington Post reports: Rep. Justin Amash, the Michigan congressman who left the Republican Party last year, said on Twitter that he will not run for president this year after saying last month that he would seek the Libertarian Party’s nomination. “After much reflection, I’ve concluded that circumstances don’t lend themselves to my success as a candidate for president this …

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Amash’s WH Bid Seen As “Gift” To House Republicans

Roll Call reports: Michigan Rep. Justin Amash won a fifth term in 2018 by 11 points, but because of his split with Trump and his exit from the GOP, Inside Elections with Nathan L. Gonzales had seen the seat as vulnerable, rating the 3rd District race Tilt Republican. Several Republicans are running in the Aug. 4 primary, including Army veteran …

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Walsh To Justin Amash: You’ll Only Be Helping Trump

Former Rep. Joe Walsh writes for the Washington Post: I get how disgusted Amash is with both major political parties. I get that you don’t go, overnight, from being a conservative Republican to becoming a progressive Democrat. I get that he’s probably the only lower-case-L libertarian with enough name recognition to make the Libertarian Party even remotely relevant right now. …

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Amash Forms Exploratory Presidential Committee

Axios reports: Rep. Justin Amash (I-Mich.) announced on Tuesday night that he has “launched an exploratory committee” to seek the Libertarian Party’s 2020 nomination for a possible third-party presidential run. Amash gained notoriety last year when he came out as the lone House Republican to support the impeachment of President Trump following the publication of the Mueller report. He later …

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Rep. Justin Amash “Looking Closely” At Presidential Bid

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 …

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Amash: Trump Is Selling Our Troops To Saudi Arabia

Politico reports: Rep. Justin Amash (I-Mich.), a vocal critic of President Trump, on Saturday accused the president of selling U.S. military support to Saudi Arabia. Trump said in an interview with Fox News’s Laura Ingraham the day before that he had pressured Riyadh to compensate the U.S. for a recent deployment to the Middle East. “We have a very good …

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Justin Amash: I’m Ready To Vote For Impeachment

He’ll probably be the only non-Democratic vote: Rep. Justin Amash said Friday that he is prepared to vote for three articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, ensuring that Democrats won’t be the only ones to impeach the President when the historic vote hits the floor as soon as this month. Amash, a Michigan independent who left the Republican Party …

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Justin Amash: This Isn’t About The Transcript Of A Call

The Hill reports: Rep. Justin Amash (I-Mich.) on Tuesday responded to President Trump shortly after House Democrats formally launched an impeachment inquiry against him, telling Trump that “it’s not about the transcript of a call.” Amash previously called for impeaching Trump on the grounds that the president obstructed justice in his attempts to impede former special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation …

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Rep. Justin Amash Blasts Trump Over Taliban Invitation

Politico reports: Rep. Justin Amash (I-Mich.) on Sunday denounced President Trump for inviting Taliban leaders to Camp David for peace talks just days before the anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. “How about we end the war without inviting the Taliban to dinner on the week of 9/11?” Amash, an Independent who left the GOP earlier this year, said …

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Amash Condemns Trump’s “Racist” Attack On Dems

The Hill reports: Rep. Justin Amash (Mich.), who recently left the Republican Party to become an Independent, on Sunday lambasted President Trump for telling a group of progressive congresswomen to go back to where they came from, saying it was “racist and disgusting.” The comments from Amash came just hours after Trump targeted a group of female lawmakers, saying that …

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Amash: High-Level Republicans Back What I’m Doing

The Hill reports: Rep. Justin Amash (Mich.), who announced last week that he was leaving the GOP to become an independent, said Sunday that “high-level” Republican officials have thanked him for his support of impeachment against President Trump. “When I was discussing impeachment I had fellow colleagues and other Republicans, high-level officials, contacting me and saying thank you for what …

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Trump Attacks “Dumb And Disloyal” Rep. Justin Amash

Glorious Leader is reacting in predictable fashion: Rep. Justin Amash, the only congressional Republican who publicly argues that President Donald Trump has engaged in impeachable conduct, announced Thursday he is quitting the GOP. Amash didn’t mention the President by name, but his decision to abandon the party comes after months of escalating criticism not just of the President but of …

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Rep. Justin Amash Leaves The Republican Party

Rep. Justin Amash writes for the Washington Post: Most Americans are not rigidly partisan and do not feel well represented by either of the two major parties. In fact, the parties have become more partisan in part because they are catering to fewer people, as Americans are rejecting party affiliation in record numbers. Today, I am declaring my independence and …

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Amash Challenges Trump On Military Strike Authority

Fox News reports: Rep. Justin Amash, R-Mich., joined Democrats on Friday in calling on President Trump to seek Congressional approval for military action against Iran. His comments came after the president called off a military strike against Iran — an offense operation that Amash indicated should have undergone congressional review. “Glad the president pulled back from striking Iran but still …

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Justin Amash On Challenging Trump In 2020: I Have No Interest In Playing Spoiler, If I Run, I’m Running To Win

The Hill reports: Rep. Justin Amash, the lone Republican in Congress to call for President Trump’s impeachment, says he has no desire to play “spoiler” if he launches a third-party bid against Trump in 2020. “I have no interest in playing spoiler. When I run for something, I run to win,” the Michigan Republican told The Hill on Wednesday as …

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Trump To Back Primary Challenger To Justin Amash

Politico reports: Donald Trump and his top allies are moving to make Justin Amash pay for becoming the sole Republican congressman to call for the president’s impeachment. Trump and his top advisers have discussed the prospect of backing a primary challenge to the Michigan lawmaker — a highly unusual move for a president against a member of his own party …

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GOP Rep. Justin Amash Leaves House Freedom Caucus

CNN reports: Rep. Justin Amash on Monday stepped down from the conservative House Freedom Caucus less than a month after becoming the first Republican member of Congress to say President Donald Trump has committed impeachable offenses. “I have the highest regard for them and they’re my close friends,” he told CNN. “I didn’t want to be a further distraction for …

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MICHIGAN: Amash Gets Standing Ovation, Accuses Pelosi Of Dragging Her Feet On Impeachment [VIDEO]

CBS News reports:  The only Republican in Congress to accuse President Trump of impeachable conduct faced voters in his Michigan district Tuesday, receiving a standing ovation from many who saluted his “courage” while sparring with some former supporters who faulted him for embracing a Democratic “smear attack” against Mr. Trump. During a two hour event that was originally scheduled to …

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GOP Rep Scorches AG Bill Barr In New Tweetstorm: He Deliberately Misrepresented Key Parts of Mueller Report

CBS News reports: Republican Rep. Justin Amash — the first and thus far only Republican to say the president has committed impeachable offenses — isn’t backing down. And he doesn’t seem to care if the whole world knows it. Amash raised plenty of eyebrows earlier this month when he described Mr. Trump’s actions outlined in special counsel Robert Mueller’s report …

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REPORT: GOP Rep May Challenge Trump As Libertarian

The Hill reports: There is growing buzz that Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.) will leave the Republican Party to mount a challenge against President Trump as the Libertarian Party’s presidential candidate. That could have major implications for Amash’s home state of Michigan, which Trump carried by fewer than 11,000 votes in 2016. Amash, a former attorney who was first elected to …

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