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Why Justin Amashs Anti-Trump Solo Act Is Doomed
FILE – This March 28, 2017, file photo shows Rep. Justin Amash, R-Mich., followed by Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, leaving a closed-door strategy session on Capitol Hill in Washington. Amash isnt taking back his call for President Trumps impeachment. The fourth-term congressman took considerable heat on Monday, May 20, 2019, for tweeting over the weekend that special counsel Robert Muellers report outlined obstruction by the president.(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Just days after controversy erupted over U.S. Rep. Justin Amashs support of impeachment proceedings for President Trump, the congressman has set a town hall meeting for Grand Rapids.

Amash, R-Cascade Township, will meet with constituents from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 28 at Grand Rapids Christian High School, 2300 Plymouth Ave. SE. The meeting will be in the DeVos Center for Arts and Worship.

Their numbers may be small, but heres what matters: Amash is based in Michigan, a state that tilted to Trump in 2016 by a mere 10,704 votes out of 4.5 million cast. His statewide approval rating has reportedly dropped 18 points since he took office, and he can ill afford to lose those 16 electoral votes. If the Democrats were to nominate someone capable of carrying normally blue Michigan (i.e., virtually anyone), then Amash, as a third-party draw for disaffected conservatives, could clinch that win.

Justin Amash is the first Republican congressman to support impeachment proceedings against President Trump.

When loyalty to a political party or to an individual trumps loyalty to the Constitution, the Rule of Law — the foundation of liberty — crumbles, Amash wrote. Americas institutions depend on officials to uphold both the rules and spirit of our constitutional system even when to do so is personally inconvenient or yields a politically unfavorable outcome. Our Constitution is brilliant and awesome; it deserves a government to match it.

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The congressman came under scrutiny May 18 when he posted a series of Tweets to outline his support for impeachment proceedings. As such, he is the only Republican congress member to do so.

McCarthy, the GOP House leader, told Fox News on Sunday that Amash should be ignored because hes not a criminal attorney. Nevertheless, Amashs take on the Mueller report mirrors the view of 916 federal criminal attorneys — from Republican and Democratic administrations — who have signed a bipartisan letter stating that Trumps actions would result in multiple felony charges for obstruction of justice were he not president.

The following days brought an announcement from the wealthy DeVos family about no longer supporting him financially.

Donald Trump has obstructed justice, lied repeatedly to the American people and has been forced to shut down his charity after engaging in illegal activity. Democrats are debating impeachment. If Democrats fault Republicans for standing by as Trump disgraces the office, Democrats must stand up. Sign your name to tell Nancy Pelosi enough is enough.

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In the 2013-14 election cycle, the last time Amash faced a strong primary competitor, the family contributed about $65,000 to his campaign, according to the Michigan Campaign Finance Network.

Here are my principal conclusions:1. Attorney General Barr has deliberately misrepresented Muellers report.2. President Trump has engaged in impeachable conduct.3. Partisanship has eroded our system of checks and balances.4. Few members of Congress have read the report.

Amash made his comments about impeachment, he said, after carefully and completely reading the redacted Mueller report.

“In the 2013-14 election cycle, the last time Amash faced a strong primary competitor, the family contributed about $65,000 to his campaign, according to the Michigan Campaign Finance Network,” MLive reported.

The report was the culmination of an investigation into whether Trump or his aides colluded with Russia in efforts to influence the 2016 election outcome. Mueller found no collusion, but left open the question whether Trump obstructed justice.

The Congressional Republican who has dominated the news for a week with his continued calls to impeach President Donald Trump announced he would be holding a town hall meeting in his Michigan district on Tuesday.

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