Amash Says His Former GOP Colleagues Spin Impeachment Probe ‘Like We’re All Stupid’

UNITED STATES - JUNE 12: Reps. Justin Amash, R-Mich., left, and ranking member Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, are seen during a House Oversight and Reform Committee markup in Rayburn Building on a resolution on whether to hold Attorney General William Barr and the Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross in contempt of Congress on Wednesday, June 12, 2019. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Reps. Justin Amash (I-MI) and Jim Jordan (R-OH) during a House Oversight and Reform Committee meeting in June 2019. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
November 21, 2019 11:01 a.m.

Rep. Justin Amash (I-MI), who left the GOP in July due to frustration with the party’s timid deference to President Donald Trump, jabbed at Republicans on Wednesday for attempting to obfuscate the shocking revelations that have emerged from the House impeachment inquiry.

“They talk about it like we’re all stupid, like we can’t see what’s going on,” Amash said during an interview with HuffPost.

The independent lawmaker slammed his former Republican colleagues’ refusal to accept Ambassador Gordon Sondland’s explosive testimony, which shattered Republicans’ defenses of Trump entirely.

“Sondland testified to a quid pro quo. He testified to significant details and facts,” Amash told HuffPost. “He testified that he thought it was wrong. So the inference is obvious that the President was withholding security assistance.”

HuffPost reported that Amash made those comments while riding an elevator full of Republicans.

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