Michigan congressman Justin Amash becomes first GOP lawmaker to call for impeachment

U.S. Rep. Justin Amash of Michigan on Saturday became the first Republican lawmaker to say President Trump had “engaged in impeachable conduct.” In a series of tweets, Amash wrote he had read the full report by special counsel Robert Mueller and had concluded there is a “threshold for impeachment.”

“Under our Constitution, the president ‘shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors,’” Amash wrote Saturday. “While ‘high Crimes and Misdemeanors’ is not defined, the context implies conduct that violates the public trust.”

Amash also wrote that impeachment does not require “probable cause” has been committed, but rather “simply requires a finding that an official has engaged in careless, abusive, corrupt or otherwise dishonorable conduct.”

After Mueller concluded his report in mid-March, Attorney General William Barr released a four-page summary, which Amash said “deliberately misrepresented” the full 448-page report. “Barr’s misrepresentations are significant but often subtle, frequently taking the form of sleight-of-hand qualifications or logical fallacies, which he hopes people will not notice,” he wrote.

Amash wrote that, contrary to Barr’s initial assessment of Mueller’s report, Mr. Trump had “engaged in specific actions and a pattern of behavior that meet the threshold for impeachment.

Congress, too, was not spared from criticism by Amash. He called out the partisanship of many lawmakers, saying they shift their perceptions “180 degrees” when discussing former President Bill Clinton and Mr. Trump.

“Few members of Congress even read Mueller’s report; their minds were made up based on partisan affiliation — and it showed, with representatives and senators from both parties issuing definitive statements on the 448-page report’s conclusions within just hours of its release,” Amash wrote.

Amash, who has been described as the “new Ron Paul” due to his Libertarian beliefs, has broken ranks with the Republican party before — and especially against Mr. Trump, whom he did not endorse in 2016. Earlier this year, he was one of 14 Republican representatives who tried to override Mr. Trump’s veto over an emergency declaration for the border wall. In March, Amash did not rule out running for president as a Libertarian in 2020 […]

via Michigan congressman Justin Amash becomes first GOP lawmaker to call for impeachment — Nappy News

5 thoughts on “Michigan congressman Justin Amash becomes first GOP lawmaker to call for impeachment

  1. Harvey Wasserman followed Bush2 very closely. He thinks the corporate democrats in power positions, like Pelosi, will do everything they can, to quash the impeachment of Trump. They quashed Bush2 impeachment, after Enron, 911, The Patriot Act, and after he criminally invaded iraq. Bush2 genocided a half million or more Iraqis. Bush2 inundated iraq, with radioactivedepleted uranium, from munitions that turned fallujah into the birth-defect capital of the world.

    They are looking to do the same now with Trump.

    A COMPLETELY RIGGED AND FAKE SYSTEM

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      • What is at stake is, Trump and the neoconfuks, using a tactical Nukes in Iran. Cheney and Rumsfield said they wanted to do that several times.

        Nancy Pelosi don’t care.
        The south and midwest have flooded badly, for the 8th consecutive year.. Flooded around dangerous, shitty old, Nuclear reactors.
        Nuclear Reactors on rivers and on the coast. It is hurricane season!

        The ground around the nuclear reactors, is saturated.

        There was 4 feet of water in Houston again a couple of weeks ago. A few towns, taken out down river. A nuclear power plant flooded again. It is hurricane season. Same in Loisiana and Tennessee.
        Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer dont care.
        Joe Biden and his son made millions, off of installing the current crooked Nazi Regime in Ukraine. Done with with thw help of Victoria Nuland and Hillary Clinton..
        This is the fruit of it, 5 old Russian Reactors ready to explode in Ukaraine. That is because the Neo Nazi Government there, refuses to maintain them or get parts from russia. They use the wrong nuclear fuel in them, made by westinghouse in america under a sweatheart deal Joe Biden and, his son crafted.
        https://nuclear-news.net/2019/05/20/ukraines-present-nuclear-reactors-time-bombs-at-risk-of-another-chernobyl/

        Trump is good buddies with Abe in Japan. Trump is doing nothing about Abe opening decrepit damaged old reactors in Japan, on fault lines. Trump is doing nothing about american importation of radioactive food from Japan. Trump and Perry are importing megatons of volatile-explosive high level reactor waste, enmasse to be parked outside, around the USA.

        Trump and the republicans, are busily subsidizing old beat-up reactors that should have been closed, ages ago.
        Cuomo the democrat bailed out aging nukes in New York.
        The world connot afford another Fukushima or Chernobyl. Not in america. Not in Japan, Not in the Ukraine.
        Nobody gives a shit.

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  2. Trump should have been impeached eons ago, but for the fact that he is not at the helm of this Titanic. And the fact that we are sinking and that there is nothing anybody can do about that is a fact that is well known by ALL and sundry, hence why there is a commotion calling for war on Iran and meddling in Venezuela’s affairs. We got nothing but war going on just as what’s always been going on with this filthy cesspool that’s literally drowning in war crimes and crimes against humanity from its inception. What ‘good’ could have possibly come from a ‘country’ that got its start as this one did? The sad fact is that the abject poor are going to drown first while the idle rich set their sights on more fertile ground to conquer even as that’s drying up faster than a dead carcass in Death Valley.

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