GOP Chair Accuses Amash Of ‘Parroting The Democrats’ Talking Points’ On Russia

Ronna McDaniel, chairwoman of the Republican National Committee, speaks during the 6th Annual Women Rule Summit in Washington, DC on December 11, 2018. (MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
Start your day with TPM.
Sign up for the Morning Memo newsletter

Republican Party chair Ronna McDaniel on Saturday night accused Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI) of “parroting the Democrats’ talking points” on the Russia investigation.

The chairwoman was responding to Amash’s declaration that President Donald Trump had engaged in “impeachable conduct” and that General Attorney Bill Barr “intended to mislead the public about Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s analysis and findings.”

“It’s sad to see Congressman Amash parroting the Democrats’ talking points on Russia,” McDaniel tweeted. “Voters in Amash’s district strongly support this President, and would rather their Congressman work to support the President’s policies that have brought jobs, increased wages and made life better for Americans.”

Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT), despite being the only other Republican who criticized Trump’s behavior detailed in the report, refused to join Amash’s call for impeachment on Sunday morning.

“My own view is that Justin Amash has reached a different conclusion than I have,” Romney told CNN’s Jake Tapper. “But I believe that to make a case for obstruction of justice, you just don’t have the elements that are evidenced in this document.”

Latest News
Masthead Masthead
Founder & Editor-in-Chief:
Executive Editor:
Managing Editor:
Associate Editor:
Editor at Large:
General Counsel:
Head of Product:
Director of Technology:
Associate Publisher:
Front End Developer:
Senior Designer: