Amash Schools Trump On Impeachment After Tweet Railing Against Pelosi

GRAND RAPIDS, MI - MAY 28:  U.S. Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI) holds a Town Hall Meeting on May 28, 2019 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Amash was the first Republican member of Congress to say that President Donald Trump engaged in impeachable conduct. (Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)
GRAND RAPIDS, MI - MAY 28: U.S. Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI) holds a Town Hall Meeting on May 28, 2019 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Amash was the first Republican member of Congress to say that President Donald Trump enga... GRAND RAPIDS, MI - MAY 28: U.S. Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI) holds a Town Hall Meeting on May 28, 2019 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Amash was the first Republican member of Congress to say that President Donald Trump engaged in impeachable conduct. (Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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Rep. Justin Amash (I-MI) isn’t done schooling President Trump on Twitter.

In a Monday morning tweet, the former Republican hit back at Trump’s tweet earlier in the morning in which he railed against House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) for what the President called “the most unfair trial in the history of the U.S. Congress.”

Amash was quick to point out that “the House does not hold a trial; it charges impeachable conduct.”

This is far from the first time Amash has weighed in with his thoughts related to impeachment. After the release of the redacted Mueller report in May, Amash tore into Trump and Attorney General Bill Barr in a Twitter thread that spurred backlash among his then-fellow Republican colleagues. Amash’s critical analysis of the redacted Mueller report argued that Trump “engaged in impeachable conduct” and Barr “intended to mislead the public.”

Earlier this month, the Washington Post reported that a group of 30 freshman Democrat privately advocated for Amash to be an impeachment manager in an effort to appeal to voters with a conservative voice.

Last month, Amash railed against his former Republican colleagues for spinning the impeachment probe “like we’re all stupid, like we can’t see what’s going on.”

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  1. Turned out to be exactly ONE GOP elected official or member of congress that actually believed the “principles” so frequently talked about. And he is not a Republican anymore, and most likely won’t be a member of congress for long.

  2. Justin Amash, recovering Republican. There ought to be a support group.

  3. “like we’re all stupid, like we can’t see what’s going on.”

    Fox ‘News’ doing its level best to make it so…

  4. Amash is telling the truth.

    No wonder he had to leave the GOP.

  5. Seems Amash might believe in redemption. None of the Repub supporters of DJT do.

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