White House counselor Kellyanne Conway’s husband is urging Republican Michigan Rep. Justin Amash to run against President Donald Trump in 2020.
“This would be a supreme act of patriotism by Rep. Amash,” Conway’s husband, George, wrote Tuesday on Twitter, linking to an article suggesting libertarians and conservative opponents of Trump want the Michigan lawmaker to run for the White House.
George is one of the president’s harshest critics despite his marriage to one of Trump’s chief lieutenants.
This would be a supreme act of patriotism by Rep. Amash. https://t.co/QevYInuUGA
— George Conway (@gtconway3d) May 21, 2019
Amash, a libertarian-leaning Republican who has mostly kept his head down during the early part of the Trump-era, said in a lengthy Twitter thread May 18 that he believes Trump engaged in impeachable offenses and that partisanship is eroding the country’s constitutional system. (RELATED: GOP House Lawmaker: ‘Trump Has Engaged In Impeachable Conduct)
“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,” he wrote, referring to his analysis of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report into Russian meddling during the 2016 election.
Amash’s newfound position has all but made him a pariah within some Republican circles. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, for instance, said Sunday on Fox News that his Republican colleague “just wanted attention” and attacked Amash’s voting record.
“You’ve got to understand Justin Amash. He’s been in Congress quite some time. I think he’s asked one question in all the committees that he’s been in. He votes more with Nancy Pelosi than he ever votes with me. It’s a question whether he’s even in our Republican conference as a whole,” he added.
The House Freedom Caucus even railed against Amash. Every caucus member at an HFC meeting Monday opposed the Michigan lawmaker’s impeachment stance, Republican Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan told reporters. Amash was elected in 2009 and chairs the House Liberty Caucus.
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