On May 18, 2019, Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI) fired off a series of tweets, joining the chorus of Democrat lawmakers who wanted to see President Trump impeached over his handling of Mueller’s phony witch hunt that was initiated after Hillary Clinton’s campaign and the DNC paid for a phony Russian dossier, then used it as a basis for our intelligence community to spy on the Trump campaign. Apparently, Amash, who prides himself on being a “constitutionalist” is less bothered by the spying than Trump’s reaction to the spying.

Rep. Justin Amash (I-MI), the former Republican who’s been suffering from Trump Derangement Syndrome since January 2017, just announced on Twitter that he’s launched a presidential exploratory committee to seek the Libertarian Party’s nomination. Is the lifetime politician, Justin Amash, who’s as unpopular with Republicans as he is with Democrats taking a huge gamble by giving up his seat in Congress to run against a sitting President he has no chance of beating?

Amash tweeted:

Today, I launched an exploratory committee to seek the @LPNational’s nomination for president of the United States. Americans are ready for practical approaches based in humility and trust of the people.

We’re ready for a presidency that will restore respect for our Constitution and bring people together. I’m excited and honored to be taking these first steps toward serving Americans of every background as president.

Democrats showed their love for Amash on Twitter, as “Ross Perot” trended shortly after his announcement:

Anti-gun activist Shannon Watts blasted Amash in her tweet following his announcement:

https://twitter.com/shannonrwatts/status/1255345468743221249?s=20

Even the never-Trumpers were telling Amash to stay out of the race.

This never-Trumper tweeted a reminder of how well all of the past third party candidates fared in the general election:

Now we have another Jill Stein, Ross Perot Ron Paul, Don Blankenship, George Wallace, and other forgettables.

Another never-Trumper tweeted:

It’s been rumored for some time now, that the anti-Trump Independent lawmaker is considering a run against President Trump as a Libertarian candidate. Will voters support a Libertarian candidate that relied on the support of the GOP to keep him in office for 5 terms while voting like a Democrat?

President Trump responded to Amash’s criticism of him by calling him a “total lightweight,” accusing him of opposing him and other “great Rebpulican ideas just for the sake of getting his name out there through controversy.”

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