On May 29th, Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI) joined Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) and fellow Michigan Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib (D) to call for the impeachment of President Trump over the Mueller report that exonerated President Trump of collusion with Russians in the 2016 election.
The ball is in our court, Congress. https://t.co/idpQo1xItH
— Justin Amash (@justinamash) May 29, 2019
Michigan Congressmen are now blaming Rep. Amash for taking Michigan out of the running for a potentially huge deal for Michigan worth an estimated $3.2 billion and over 2K jobs in Amash’s district.
The Detroit News reports – A rare flash of animosity among Michigan’s Republican delegation in Congress spilled into public view this week with several members taking a shot at fellow GOP Rep. Justin Amash.
It began when word arrived this week that the Pentagon hadn’t selected Fort Custer near Battle Creek for a sought-after missile defense site.
The Defense Department said it preferred Fort Drum in New York but also decided it doesn’t need another missile interceptor site at this time.
Five Republicans in the delegation issued a joint statement Thursday, highlighting figures showing the missile defense site could have had an estimated $3.2 billion in economic impact, including 300 direct jobs and 1,800 support jobs.
They concluded with a zinger directed at Amash, whose district includes Fort Custer.
“We always thought and were led to believe that on the merits, the Fort Custer site would be the best for the taxpayer and the defense of the country to build a new missile defense site,” the lawmakers wrote.
“It appears that Congressman Amash’s consistent opposition to all defense spending bills over the years was too much for the Pentagon to accept. It did not help, and now they selected New York for the new missile defense site.”
The statement was joined by GOP Reps. Fred Upton of St. Joseph, Bill Huizenga of Zeeland, Tim Walberg of Tipton, Paul Mitchell of Dryden and Jack Bergman of Watersmeet.
Amash infuriated MI residents who helped him to get elected. In a recent town hall, Rep. Amash was slammed by members of the audience for going against the will of his constituents and joining the Democrat Party in their call for President Trump’s impeachment. Women For Trump 2020 organized a rally against Amash in his district that drew over 300 attendees from across the state of Michigan.
Listen to MI residents who used to support Amash, and what they have to say to him now:
Donald Trump Jr. blasted Amash on Twitter, as he shared the latest poll numbers, showing Amash is behind Jim Lower, one of many Republicans who are planning to run against the unpopular United States Congressman.
Trump Jr. tweeted: See you soon Justin…I hear Michigan is beautiful during primary season.
See you soon Justin… I hear Michigan is beautiful during primary season. https://t.co/dZzDU9240V
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) June 13, 2019