Anti-Trump Rep. Justin Amash, who joined Democrats in calling for President Trump’s impeachment, just found out that he will face a pro-Trump GOP primary challenger.
BBC reported that Justin Amash has become the first Republican congressman to call for the impeachment of President Donald Trump.
He claimed Mr Trump had “engaged in specific actions” that “meet the threshold for impeachment”.
Mr Amash accused Attorney General William Barr of misleading the public about Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s findings on Russian interference.
The president responded by calling Mr Amash “a total lightweight” who was attempting to make a name for himself.
Mr Mueller’s report found no criminal conspiracy between Trump’s 2016 election campaign and Russia.
Here are my principal conclusions:
1. Attorney General Barr has deliberately misrepresented Mueller’s 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.
— Justin Amash (@justinamash) May 18, 2019
Amash has always been at odds with the President from the start.
Justin Amash didn’t vote Trump, hates his policies, and wishes he wasn’t president… he’d fit in perfectly at DHS or the State Dept.
— Ryan James Girdusky (@RyanGirdusky) May 19, 2019
In addition, Big League Politics reported on Amash’s business ties to China.
While Amash acts like his support of impeachment is rooted in constitutional grounds, there may be a financial motive to his opposition to Trump. It has been revealed that Amash has significant business interests in China that may be harmed by Trump’s ‘America First’ trade policies.
In Amash’s financial disclosure forms for the year of 2015, he was shown as receiving up to $1 million in annual income due to his ownership stake in Michigan Industrial Tools (MIT). MIT is the parent company of Tekton Tools, Amash’s family business, that benefits directly from Chinese manufacturing.
An article from MLive in 2010 exposed Amash as being the co-owner of Dynamic Source International (DSI), a Chinese company that was once an MIT supplier. Amash’s family have been outspoken advocates of the globalist trade status quo for many years.
Could this be the last political straw for Amash, who is now going to face a pro-Trump primary challenge?
Rep. Justin Amash of Michigan, the first Republican in Congress to accuse President Donald Trump of impeachable conduct, is facing a primary challenge.
State Rep. Jim Lower announced Monday he’s running for the western Michigan seat. The announcement came two days after Amash sent a series of tweets faulting Trump and Attorney General William Barr over special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election.
The 30-year-old Lower, of Greenville, says he made the announcement earlier than planned after Amash attacked Trump.
Lower calls himself a “pro-Trump, pro-life, pro-jobs, pro-Second Amendment, pro-family values Republican.” He is in his second term in the Michigan House after working as a legislative staffer and political consultant.
Amash was first elected in 2010 and overcame a 2014 primary challenge.