Payback Time: Trump Mulling Backing An Amash Challenger Out Of Retribution

UNITED STATES - MAY 22: Rep. Justin Amash, R-Mich., walks to the Rayburn House Office building on Wednesday, May 22, 2019. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
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President Donald Trump has discussed with Vice President Mike Pence, Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) and RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel the possibility of backing a primary challenge to Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI) as a warning to any other Republicans who consider turning on him.

According to Politico, some of Trump’s aides are skeptical that Amash will even run again. The congressman removed himself from the Freedom Caucus this week, of which he was a founder, saying that he didn’t want to become a “distraction” for the group.

Trump also has his sights set on Rep. Will Hurd (R-TX), who has been a vocal critic of Trump’s immigration policies, and on Sen. Thom Tillis (R-NC), who supported legislation to protect special counsel Robert Mueller and initially opposed the emergency declaration.

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  1. Despite the rumor that he might run for president, I wonder whether Amash will challenge Sen. Peters in 2020.

  2. Yessir…retribution is what this asshole does best… he just can’t help himself.

  3. Perhaps Jared will be moving to Battle Creek :slight_smile:

  4. “President Donald Trump has discussed with Vice President Mike Pence, Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) and RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel the possibility of backing a primary challenge to Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI) as a warning to any other Republicans who consider turning on him.”

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  5. Yes, I say go for it. Push a primary for him.

    According to Wiki, MI-3 is rated at R+6 and Rump won it 52-42. Except, W won it 59-40.

    Let’s see what happens.

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