The anti-Trump Rep. Justin Amash (MI) announced tonight that he’s quitting the conservative House Freedom Caucus.
Amash became one of the most unpopular members of the Republican Party when he joined the likes of Democrat dingbats like Maxine Waters and Rashida Tlaib to call for President Trump’s impeachment.
“I have the highest regard for them, and they’re my close friends,” the Michigan Republican told CNN. “I didn’t want to be a further distraction for the group.”
Rep. Justin Amash tells me he stepped down from the House Freedom Caucus and the HFC board tonight.
“I have the highest regard for them, and they’re my close friends,” Amash said. “I didn’t want to be a further distraction for the group.”
— Haley Byrd (@byrdinator) June 11, 2019
Amash said he had not attended a caucus meeting in months and only had gone to Monday’s meeting before House votes to inform them of his departure.
Rep. Justin Amash quit the conservative House Freedom Caucus on Monday night, weeks after becoming the lone Republican to call for President Donald Trump’s impeachmenthttps://t.co/jrHxBD5zwn
— POLITICO (@politico) June 11, 2019
On Saturday, June 14, a large protest and petition drive to demand Amash resigns, has been planned by the Michigan Trump Republicans in front of Amash’s Michigan office. The unpopular Amash was informed last month that the DeVos family, who have been generous donors to the GOP lawmaker in the past, are discontinuing contributions to his future campaigns.
Join us on Flag Day and President Trump’s Birthday outside the Amash office in Grand Rapids and tell the conservative world we demand he step down from his elected position.
11:30am – 1 pm
On Friday June 14
The Squash Amash rally will be held outdoors, rain or shine, so come dressed for the weather. To honor Flag Day, those who attend are encouraged to bring American flags. Please use appropriate language in all homemade Squash Amash signs, but come to be heard. Signs supporting President Trump are also encouraged.
This event is supported by The New American Populist PAC
SIGN THE PETITION HERE:
The petition reads:
A Call For Justin Amash To Resign
Whereas my representative to Congress, Justin Amash, has consistently attacked and opposed the work of President Donald Trump; and
Whereas, Representative Amash has cast repeated votes against the very policies that will ensure a strong and economically robust America; and
Whereas, the voters of the 3rd Congressional District of Michigan overwhelmingly voted for Donald Trump for President in 2016; and
Whereas, the actions and statements by Representative Amash have the effect of negating the will of the People of the 3rd District of Michigan in violation of his oath of office to represent the views and best interests of the people;
Now therefore be it resolved that the undersigned citizen of the 3rd Congressional District of Michigan does hereby call on Justin Amash to act in an honorable manner and immediate resign as Representative to Congress; and
Be it Further Resolved, that this call be sent to all members of Congress to inform them that Justin Amash has lost all credibility with the citizens of the 3rd Congressional District of Michigan and that he no longer has the right to speak on our behalf.