Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI) briefly took the mantle as the most shameful member of Congress from Michigan on Saturday when he became the first Republican lawmaker to promote the impeachment of President Donald Trump. We’re sure it will only be a matter of days before Rashida Tlaib takes back the trophy, but for now, the spotlight of shame is on Amash.
“Here are my principal conclusions,” Amash wrote on Twitter. “1. Attorney General Barr has deliberately misrepresented Mueller’s report. 2. President Trump has engaged in impeachable conduct. 3. Partisanship has eroded our system of checks and balances. 4. Few members of Congress have read the report.”
Democrats were thrilled with Amash’s betrayal, and NeverTrump stalwarts like Bill Kristol sung his praises to the heavens. But around the rest of the party, Amash’s nonsense struck a sour note.
“The only people who care what Justin Amash thinks who aren’t named ‘Justin Amash’ have been super bored for the last couple years since weed got pretty much legalized,” wrote Townhall columnist Kurt Schlichter.
“It’s sad to see Congressman Amash parroting the Democrats’ talking points on Russia,” wrote GOP Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel. “The only people still fixated on the Russia collusion hoax are political foes of @realDonaldTrump hoping to defeat him in 2020 by any desperate means possible.”
Taking note of Amash’s evidence-lite commentary, Michael Knowles wrote: “How many more tweets until we can expect you to cite an actual example of a lie or an impeachable offense?”
The Daily Wire’s Ryan Saavedra said that Amash was gathering hype for an ill-fated run for the White House.
“Things to remember,” Saavedra tweeted, “Amash tweeted this on a Saturday & the major anti-Trump accounts immediately promoted it; this will be covered on the Sunday news shows. In a March CNN interview, Amash *refused* to rule out running for president. This was a PR stunt.”
Finally, President Trump himself weighed in.
“Never a fan of @justinamash, a total lightweight who opposes me and some of our great Republican ideas and policies just for the sake of getting his name out there through controversy,” tweeted Trump. “If he actually read the biased Mueller Report, ‘composed’ by 18 Angry Dems who hated Trump, he would see that it was nevertheless strong on NO COLLUSION and, ultimately, NO OBSTRUCTION…Anyway, how do you Obstruct when there is no crime and, in fact, the crimes were committed by the other side? Justin is a loser who sadly plays right into our opponents hands!”
Justin is a loser. Yep, that pretty much says it all.