Amash Claims ‘High Level’ GOPers Thanked Him For Impeachment Talk

UNITED STATES - JUNE 12: Rep. Justin Amash, R-Mich., speaks to a school group on the House steps at the Capitol on Wednesday, June 12, 2019. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
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July 8, 2019 9:52 a.m.

Rep. Justin Amash (I-MI), who left the Republican Party in an op-ed on Independence Day, revealed over the weekend that many “high level” Republican officials are supportive of impeaching President Trump. They just don’t want to talk about it publicly.

During an interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper on Sunday, Amash said his former colleagues who are tight-lipped about their support for impeachment are just hurting the country.

When I was discussing impeachment, I had fellow colleagues and other Republicans, high-level officials contacting me saying, ‘thank you for what you are doing.’ So there are a lot of Republicans out there saying these things privately but they’re not saying it publicly,” he said. “And I think that is a problem for our country. It is a problem for the Republican Party. It is a problem for the Democratic Party when people aren’t allowed to speak out.”

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