He’s been more critical of President Trump than most Republicans and even some Democrats. He recently admitted to trusting the word of James Comey over President Trump. , Republican hard-liner, Rep. Justin Amash (MI) may not care for President Trump’s style, but there hasn’t been a president in modern history who has worked so hard to protect Americans from the crimes committed against them by people who have no business being in our country in the first place.
Congressman Justin Amash (R-MI) was the only Republican to vote against Kate’s Law, a law that would impose harsher penalties on deported aliens who try to return to the United States.
Kate’s Law passed through the House 257 to 167, 24 Democrats voted for the bill. Congressman Amash was the only Republican to vote against Kate’s Law.
Kate’s Law was named after Kate Steinle, a San Francisco woman murdered by an illegal immigrant who remained in the United States despite multiple deportations.
The Michigan lawmaker also voted against H.R. 3003, the No Sanctuary for Criminals Act, a bill that would defund cities that prevent their police from turning over illegal aliens to federal authorities.
Rep. Amash explained his opposition to both Kate’s Law and the No Sanctuary for Criminals Act, citing that they would violate the Constitution in a tweet. He did not elaborate how exactly these bills violate the Constitution.
I voted no today on two bills that together violate the 1st, 4th, 5th, 10th, and 11th Amendments. I will always defend our Constitution.
— Justin Amash (@justinamash) June 29, 2017
The negative responses to Amash’s tweet far outweighed the positive comments:
He has turned into the most hated republican over john McCain #DrainTheSwamp
— ryan (@ryandirkvanhofw) June 29, 2017
Congressman Amash became one of the Republican lawmakers to discuss impeachingPresident Donald Trump.
The New York Times reported that President Trump allegedly tried to pressure former FBI Director James Comey to drop an investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn, according to a memo written by Comey.
Amash, asked if the details of the Comey memo were true, said, “Yes,” that he would support impeachment if they were true.
“But everybody gets a fair trial in this country,” the Michigan representative added.
The contrarian congressman said that he would support the FBI director’s word over President Trump’s. He admitted, “I think it’s pretty clear I have more confidence in Director Comey.”