Amash Opts to Leave Freedom Caucus After Announcing Support for Trump Impeachment


ongressman Justin Amash (R-Mich.) announced he would no longer be a member of the House Freedom Caucus following his controversial support for impeaching President Donald Trump.

As IJR previously reported, Amash announced his support for the impeachment of President Trump, citing the findings of the report from Special Counsel Robert Mueller. The congressman released several lengthy Twitter threads explaining his position, noting that he believes Mueller’s description of Trump’s behavior warranted obstruction of justice charges and the eventual impeachment of President Trump, making him the only Republican to publically announce that position.

This move prompted several Republicans to condemn Amash, including several members of the House Freedom Caucus — a caucus of which he was a founding member. As IJR previously reported, Freedom Caucus member Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) claimed that no other members of the caucus felt the same way as Amash, telling reporters:

“We had a good discussion and every single member, I think now based on who was there and our board meeting was probably over 30 members, every single member disagrees and strongly with the position Justin took over the week, and we’re focused on the now.” – READ MORE

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