Representative Justin Amash, who left the Republican party to become an independent will not seek reelection to Congress.
Amash was vocally anti-Trump and briefly ran for president this year.
According to Fox News:
“He hasn’t been campaigning for any office and doesn’t plan to seek the nomination for any office,” adviser Poppy Nelson told The Detroit News.
Amash, a five-term congressman and outspoken critic of President Trump, left the Republican Party last year, became an Independent and joined the Libertarian Party in April. He is the first Libertarian in Congress.
I love representing our community in Congress. I always will. This is my choice, but I’m still going to miss it.
Thank you for your trust.
— Justin Amash (@justinamash) July 17, 2020
Amash was the only Republican to support Trump’s impeachment and, as an Independent, he voted for the articles of impeachment against the president last year.
Amash helped found the Freedom Caucus and was known as one of the most conservative members of Congress, but he left both the party and the caucus when he became an independent last year.