A large and lively group of Michigan Trump supporters gathered outside of the office of anti-Trump Congressman Justin Amash in Grand Rapids, in order to protest the embattled lawmakers push to impeach Trump.
Many of the protesters demanded that Amash resign immediately.
“Squash Amash” rally happening now on Michigan St. NW. People at the rally say the final straw with Rep. Justin Amash was his calling for the impeachment of President Trump. @wzzm13 pic.twitter.com/mlqaYnicHF
— Emma Nicolas (@emmasuenicolas) June 14, 2019
— Cheyna Roth (@Cheyna_R) June 14, 2019
Trump supporters at "Squash Amash" rally in Grand Rapids pic.twitter.com/yeNO3YCGHT
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Fox 17 reported that a couple hundred supporters of President Donald Trump showed up outside Rep. Justin Amash’s Grand Rapids office Friday, to protest Amash’s stance on the Mueller Report.
Amash has publicly stated that he believes the president’s actions as described in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Report on foreign influence in the 2016 elections are “impeachable offenses.”
The “Squash Amash” protest was purposely held on the same day as the president’s 73rd birthday, which is also Flag Day.
The goal of the protest is to put pressure on Amash to resign, something one of the organizers says is a long shot.
“I don’t think he will resign,” Meshawn Maddock tells FOX 17.
Maddock helped organize the protest with Michigan Trump Republicans. She says she hesitated at first.
“The only negative of this day is that he loves attention and we’re giving him attention,” Maddock says. “That is the only reason I didn’t want to do it.”
Amash’s stance on impeachment is “the straw that broke the camel’s back,” according to Jeff Webb, the founder of The New American Populist, a group working to sway voters to support conservative candidates in 2020. Webb and others at the protest say Amash’s votes in Congress have been disloyal to the Republican party.
Webb says he hopes Amash will resign, even if it means Michigan’s 3rd District will be unrepresented until a special election replaces him.
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