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?
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.
Let’s do this. https://t.co/AhpQQhTauh
— Justin Amash (@justinamash) April 29, 2020
We anticipate a robust nomination debate between our various candidates seeking to be on voter's ballots come November – now more than ever America needs a better option than it has been given.
— Libertarian Party (@LPNational) April 29, 2020
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:
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.
Now we have another Jill Stein, Ross Perot, Ron Paul, Don Blankenship, George Wallace and other forgettables. https://t.co/S5iZa7CuHG
— pjhnsn8 (@pjhnsn8) April 29, 2020
Another never-Trumper tweeted:
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE DO NOT DO THIS. I watched the mess with Ross Perot. All you are going to do is suck out persuadables and Never Trumpers so that Donald J. trump wins re-election. This is so not in your or America’s best interest.
— Lisa (@Lisa58076253) April 29, 2020
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.”
Never a fan of @justinamash, a total lightweight who opposes me and some of our great Republican ideas and policies just for the sake of getting his name out there through controversy. If he actually read the biased Mueller Report, “composed” by 18 Angry Dems who hated Trump,….
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 19, 2019