Article from The Washington Examiner by W. James Antle III.

It’s been a quiet few months for libertarian-leaning Republicans in Washington since President Trump took office in January, but last week they struck back.

The House voted unanimously to curb civil asset forfeiture, rebuking Trump Attorney General Jeff Sessions for reinstating a program allowing law enforcement to seize private property from people never even charged with a crime, much less convicted of one.

Reps. Justin Amash, R-Mich., Mark Sanford. R-S.C., and Raul Labrador, R-Idaho, all members of the conservative Freedom Caucus, joined with liberals like Rep. Don Beyer, D-Va., to push an amendment stripping funding from civil asset forfeiture.

“I don’t like voice votes, but at least this time it was to adopt my amendment to rein in civil asset forfeiture!,” exclaimed Amash, a leading libertarian voice in Congress. “Thanks to the cosponsors!’

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