GOPer Amash Hops Back On Twitter To Defend Against Colleagues’ Criticism

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Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI) took to Twitter again on Monday to defend his belief that President Trump participated in “impeachable conduct” related to his efforts to obstruct special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation.

In a Twitter thread, Amash said those who believe Trump didn’t intend to illegally obstruct justice so he therefore can’t be impeached are “resting their argument on several falsehoods.” He said in his thread that there were “crimes” revealed by Mueller’s probe, including several that were left uncharged. He also argued that there doesn’t necessarily have to be an “underlying crime” in order for obstruction to have occurred.

Amash announced over the weekend that, after reading the redacted version of the Mueller report, Trump’s obstruction efforts were impeachable and Attorney General William Barr’s misled the public with his handling of the report. Amash was met with criticism from Republican leadership and Trump himself, who slammed the Republican lawmaker for being a “loser.” Not long after Amash clicked “send” on his criticism, he also earned himself a Republican challenger. 

Read Amash’s full thread below:

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