After Michigan House member Justin Amash attacked Trump on Twitter over the Mueller report and accused him of committing impeachable offenses, the President has found an odd ally in rival Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT).
After Amash sent out his tweets, Romney stated, “My own view is that Justin Amash has reached a different conclusion than I have.”
Romney was appearing on CNN’s “State of the Union” when he made his comments.
He further stated, “I respect him.
“I think it’s a courageous statement.”
It may be courageous, but it probably going to ruin his career.
Romney went on to say there is far more to this than just these accusations.
The dynamics of an impeachment make it such that everyone needs to be in agreement to move forward, something that is clearly not the case here.
Romney stated, “The American people just aren’t there.
“The Senate is certainly not there, either.
“I just don’t think that there is the full element that you need to prove an obstruction of justice case.
“I don’t think impeachment is the right way to go.”
Romney was not the only member of the GOP to disagree with Amash, but he surely was the kindest.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy sees Amash’s comments much the way I did earlier today in my article about Amash coming out against Trump (you can read that article here).
McCarthy accused Amash of making the comments simply to get noticed.
He stated, “This is exactly what he wants, he wants to have attention.
“You’ve got to understand Justin Amash.
“He’s been in Congress quite some time.
“I think he’s asked one question in all the committees that he’s been in.
“He votes more with Nancy Pelosi than he ever votes with me.
“It’s a question whether he’s even in our Republican conference as a whole.”
I had actually made that point as well, as I believe he is seriously considering changing parties.
Amash was part of the Tea Party culture roughly a decade ago that was more or less a flash in the pan.
Somehow, he has survived, but he has clearly moved from conservative to liberal in recent years.
Amash’s statements may be a sign of things to come, as I don’t think anyone would be surprised to see him change parties at some point.
After his most recent comments, it is really hard to fathom Republican voters backing his campaign.
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