Amash deals with fresh GOP primary challenge after Trump impeachment comments – Fox News

Less than 48 hours after GOP Rep. Justin Amash declared that President Trump ” engaged in impeachable conduct,” a fellow Republican politician has actually promised to challenge him in the upcoming main election.

Michigan state Rep. Jim Lower made his intents known Monday early morning, revealing that rather of looking for a third term in the state legislature, he will run versus Amash for their celebration’s election for the 2020 election. Amash has actually functioned as the representative for Michigan’s Third District considering that 2011.

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” Congressman Justin Amash tweets yesterday calling for President Trump’s impeachment demonstrate how out of touch he is with the fact and how out of touch he is with people he represents,” Lower said, according to the Detroit Free Press

Fox News has reached out to both Lower and Amash’s offices for remark.

Lower, who described himself as “pro-Trump,” stated he was already planning to challenge Amash, and was originally going to declare his candidateship on July 4. Amash’s tweets against the president on Saturday influenced Lower to make the announcement faster, he said. Lower implicated Amash of siding with left-wing Democrats versus Trump.

” Amash has not only failed to support President Trump as the President works to make the United States stronger and safer, he has now unified with radical liberals like Democratic Congresswomen Rashida Tlaib to attempt and lower our President,” he said, as reported by WWMT “He should be replaced and I am going to do it.”

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Amash faced criticism from high-profile Republicans following his claim that Trump blocked justice with regard to the examination of Russian interference in the 2016 election.

Amash tweeted his declarations on Saturday after checking out a redacted version of Unique Counsel Robert Mueller’s report. ” Contrary to [Attorney General William] Barr’s representation, Mueller’s report exposes that President Trump engaged in particular actions and a pattern of behavior that meet the threshold for impeachment,” Amash wrote.

Home Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy claimed that Amash merely ” wants to have attention.”

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