Republican Justin Amash stands with Country and Constitution first, and says T-rump should be impeached
One Republican has proudly broken ranks with his party, and has said that President Trump has “engaged in impeachable conduct.”
'Lone wolf' (as Republicans like to call white men who act alone) Justin Amash, a Republican Congressman who represents a Michigan district anchored by Grand Rapids, is being commended this weekend for breaking from his party lines and has choosing to stand by the country and the constitution.
In his thread ot Tweets today, Amash has said:
"Here are my principal conclusions:
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."
He continues to offer some harsh criticism of AG Barr, as well. He Tweets:
"In comparing Barr’s principal conclusions, congressional testimony, and other statements to Mueller’s report, it is clear that Barr intended to mislead the public about Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s analysis and findings."
"Barr’s misrepresentations are significant but often subtle, frequently taking the form of sleight-of-hand qualifications or logical fallacies, which he hopes people will not notice."
"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."
In his Tweets, Amash also takes on his fellow Republicans in Congress, for remaining silent on T-rump's impeachable behavior yet couldn't wait to impeach Bill Clinton:
"We’ve witnessed members of Congress from both parties shift their views 180 degrees—on the importance of character, on the principles of obstruction of justice—depending on whether they’re discussing Bill Clinton or Donald Trump."
Amash ended his Twitter rant with his allegiance to constitutional obligations, not to his political party:
“America’s institutions depend on officials to uphold both the rules and spirit of our constitutional system even when to do so is personally inconvenient or yields a politically unfavorable outcome."
“Our Constitution is brilliant and awesome; it deserves a government to match it.”
It's nice to know at least one Republican Congressman still has a spine and testicles.