Hey guys, anyone remember Rep. Justin Amash? You know the lone Republican to press the Virgin Mayor of Keg City, Brett Kavanaugh during his confirmation hearing and kegger? Amash is also the lone Republican to call for Comrade Prznint Stupid to be impeached! Amash is a founding member of the Freedom Caucus, the hard Right Libertarians of Wingnuttia.
What’s he up to these days?
To paraphrase the song, his head hurts, his feet stink, and he don’t love Republicans no more:
“Today, I am declaring my independence and leaving the Republican Party. No matter your circumstance, I’m asking you to join me in rejecting the partisan loyalties and rhetoric that divide and dehumanize us.”
That was on the 4th of July. Get the joke! Also: Why are there no funny libertarians?
The Russian Usurper did not waste any time, and even though he was soon to deliver a speech he had never read for his One-Fingered Salute To America, and even though Amash never mentioned Stupid by name, he heard the sub-tweet and counter-punched!
Great news for the Republican Party as one of the dumbest & most disloyal men in Congress is “quitting” the Party. No Collusion, No Obstruction! Knew he couldn’t get the nomination to run again in the Great State of Michigan. Already being challenged for his seat. A total loser!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 4, 2019
Previously, before quitting the Party of Lincoln, Amash famously criticized strategic hire Bill ‘Low’ Barr for misleading We the People (emphasis mine):
“Contrary to Barr’s portrayal, Mueller’s report reveals that President Trump engaged in specific actions and a pattern of behavior that meet the threshold for impeachment. In fact, Mueller’s report identifies multiple examples of conduct satisfying all the elements of obstruction of justice, and undoubtedly any person who is not the president of the United States would be indicted based on such evidence.”
And so now former Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI) is Rep. Justin Amash (I-MI), and for the toothless gorms in Possum Hollar, (MI Division), when they squint down the ballot and do not see an (R) after his name, his career ends. Betsy DeVos’ family and yachters have cut him off from campaign funds, too. Michigan state Rep. Jim Lower announced he would take on Amash in the Republican primary next year.
But let’s not cry for Justin. He’s still the same hard-core right winger who wants to take your healthcare away, wants to put an end to the ‘mos marrying, and would end the EPA given the chance.
But here’s the part that concerns us: as he withdraws from the GOP, he takes the bipartisan call for impeachment of the Russian Usurper away with him, and it’s another missed opportunity in whatever the 11-Dimensional Chess that Nancy Pelosi is playing.