Liberty Rep. Amash Breaks Silence After Leaving GOP
Article from Reason Nick Gillespie.
When Michigan Rep. Justin Amash declared his independence from the Republican Party on July 4, he instantly became one of the most controversial politicians in America. Donald Trump immediately took to Twitter to denounce Amash as a “total loser” and “one of the dumbest & most disloyal” members of the GOP.
Whether or not you agree with the five-term congressman’s choice to leave the Republican Party, he’s anything but dumb and unprincipled. Amash has been the most consistently libertarian member of Congress since taking office in 2011, repeatedly voting to reduce the size and spending of the federal government, to stop mass surveillance of American citizens, and to end wars that he believes lack constitutional authorization.
Reason‘s Nick Gillespie sat down with Amash, the 39-year-old son of Middle Eastern immigrants, to talk about what it feels like to be independent, why he won’t be joining Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s social-justice “squad” anytime soon, whether he thinks Donald Trump is racist, if he’s going to run for president as a Libertarian, and why he believes we need to talk more about love in national politics.
Read the entire article at Reason.
Image Credit: By Gage Skidmore from Peoria, AZ, United States of America (Justin Amash Uploaded by AlbertHerring) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
He is a loser and will be thrown out of this inept congress soon.
We need to throw many in our lame and do-nothing Congress. These parasites are pathetic and a bunch of losers that cannot find honest work outside of their corrupted and destructive political bullsh*t.
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Why did he run for a political position on a Republican flag??
You can rarely win as an Independent there are too many state by state hurdles to even get on the ballot. It’s the same reason President Trump and Ron Paul ran as a Republican.
If I had voted for him I would work like hell for his opponent.
Soon he’ll be on the dust heap of America, just like Mue-liar.
amash is just another NWO agenda , traitorous , treasonous , seditious rino criminal that betrayed his voters big time – may he rot in hell with the rest of the muslims !
Once a Muslim ( Roots ) – Alway a Muslim same as the Individual with a Towel in her Head and the BIg Mouthed
NOnSensical Palestinian ( Roots ) – IT always boils down to the Fatherland and its effects on the Head, Brain, Feelings , etc etc etc
Amash does not know how it feels to be bashed every day by the very people who are supposed to help him to achieve his gold. Our President is being treated very badly by the Democrats. They want it to go on just as it has been and Our President wants things to improve. Stop bashing Trump and he will stop bashings them. Some of these people should be locked up for some of the things they say about him.
Did Justin Amash talk about his family manufacturing company that years ago moved its manufacturing from Michigan to China? Amash made a stink about leaving the Republican Party because the tariffs on China are costing his family big money. He has always been never-Trump, but now the Trump policies of correcting trade imbalances, that his family has been using at the expense of American workers, are costing him money. And he is squealing! Why does Michigan elect a Representative who takes Michigan manufacturing jobs and sends them to China?
Eee LIE JAW Cumnmings the other POS needs to go also. He has ridden the coattail of MLK for too long.
amash is a turncoat RINO who doesn’t have the integrity to govern. Everyone is glad to see him go.
Purity? Really? Sen Rand Paul is way more of a true libertarian than Rep Amash AND he is close ally of President Trump – even though there are areas of vigorous differences.
Perhaps Rep Amash is just letting the perfect be the enemy of the good. But the fact that he resigned from the Freedom Caucus tells me he is either a RINO or a DUMBA$$.
I AM a registered Libertarian (have been for 20 years), but you can book I will be making a modest donation to Rep Amash’s Republican opponent in the general election.
I am so glad to hear he has left the Republican party. Now if Romney, and a few others would move to the dimm party, that they usually vote with, the easily led republicans will not be fooled so often.
GOOG RIDDANCE !!!
Amash sounds more like a totally confused person rather than the full of hate “squad”. He obviously does not belong in congress and is a questionable “libertarian”.
Did Amash talk about his family moving manufacturing jobs from Michigan to China and now losing money due to trade war? I thought not!