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    Amash pledges to join Democrats to impeach Trump

    Rep. Justin Amash, the Michigan Republican-turned-Independent lawmaker who’s flirting with a presidential bid, has pledged to join House Democrats if they vote to impeach President Trump.

    “Yes. Assuming the articles are drafted properly, yeah, I think there's impeachable conduct that could be included in articles that I would support,” Amash said in a recent interview with The Hill.

    The 39-year-old libertarian-leaning congressman said earlier in the year that former special counsel Robert Mueller's report on 2016 election interference had provided enough evidence that Trump had committed impeachable offenses, including abuse of power and obstruction of justice.

    Mueller in his report said he did not find evidence of the Trump campaign colluding with Russia to interfere in the election but said he could not reach a conclusion on whether Trump had obstructed justice.

    Democrats at that time did not press forward with impeachment, but Amash said he backs Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-Calif.) move to now launch a formal impeachment inquiry after a whistleblower alleged that Trump had pressured the Ukrainian president to investigate one of his top political rivals and interfere in the 2020 election.

    “I think it's positive that Speaker Pelosi is acting with more force in this case than she did with the Mueller report. When the Mueller report came out, presumably she read it, and she must have seen how bad it was. But then she acted like they still need to gather a lot of evidence,” Amash said. “And I think that sent the wrong message to the public, most of whom did not read the report. If you think there's something wrong, you have to come out aggressively and say it. And it seems like she's at least taking a step in that direction.”

    A thorn in the side of both parties during his nine years in Washington, Amash made a series of headline-grabbing moves this year: He was the first Republican in Congress to call for an impeachment investigation into Trump in May; he quit the conservative Trump-aligned House Freedom Caucus in June; then he declared his independence from the Republican Party altogether on the Fourth of July.

    “I personally have never been happier because I don't feel the suffocating party system,” he said. “I'm liberated from the parties.”

    Throughout that time, libertarians and “Never Trumpers” in the GOP have been trying to draft him to challenge Trump in 2020, as a Libertarian candidate. He said he still isn’t ruling out a presidential bid — something he calls a “positive opportunity.”

    But he doesn’t appear to be taking any concrete steps toward a run for the White House, saying he’s focused instead on his constituents back home and running for reelection to his House seat.

    “I haven’t ruled it out. I haven’t ruled it out. Like, if you asked me would I rule out being a race car driver, I would say no because I think it would be fun. I’d love to be a music producer,” Amash said.

    “I don't rule things out that are positive opportunities.”

    Articles of impeachment could receive a vote on the floor as early as November, Democrats have said.

    https://thehill.com/homenews/house/4...-impeach-trump



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    Ya , I doubt his avg voter at home voted for him to be supporting pelosi legislation. So while he says he feels great I do not think that includes winning future elections and I am pretty sure he is aware of that.
    Do something Danke

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    Justin is going to have to raise a lot of money so he is visible on TV and radio in his district and to try and convince voters to vote independent.

    It can be done but he will need like $1 million.

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    Justin has $201,201 cash on hand. He's going to need more than that. I hope he can raise money...

    https://www.opensecrets.org/members-...?cid=N00031938

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    “Yes. Assuming the articles are drafted properly, yeah, I think there's impeachable conduct that could be included in articles that I would support,” Amash said in a recent interview with The Hill.
    The Hill considers that a pledge?
    Quote Originally Posted by UWDude View Post
    We could pay off the debt with the money raised from live broadcast executions.

    Be just like 1984. Truckloads of em, people betting on which one gets shot first, all sorts of fun stuff
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    I don't really care if I happen to be wrong about your positions, you are wrong about mine.
    A POX ON BOTH YOUR PARTIES

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    With his bent on self-destruction, he's the Jim Morrison of politics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Warlord View Post
    Justin is going to have to raise a lot of money so he is visible on TV and radio in his district and to try and convince voters to vote independent.

    It can be done but he will need like $1 million.
    Things are taking a troubling turn, he may win in a landslide without need for much money or ads if this dangerous anti GOP-Adelson trend continued. This did not happen overnight, anti globalist-donors/anti-MAGA sentiments among increasing number of GOP have been simmering for a while:

    Assuming this is accurate CBS report, how did we get here.. full 23% of GOP supporting impeachment of a GOP POTUS?
    Amash doesn't seem responsible for this. Should purist conservatives like GOA leaders, Drudge, Coulter, Bannon, Breitbart, Foxnews and Tucker Carlson be held accountable for this situation given their strong hammering of MAGA in recent months?
    There is now increasing risk of GOP-Adelson/Zionism wing not being able to field a candiadte in 2020.


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