Justin Amash Leaves House Freedom Caucus Following Anti-Trump Tirade

  • 2019-06-11
  • Source: TTN
  • by: TTN Staff
Justin Amash Leaves House Freedom Caucus Following Anti-Trump Tirade
Justin Amash the anti-Trump representative from Michigan has officially left the House Freedom Caucus. Amash made the announcement on Monday.

Amash was one of the most respected members of the caucus before being condemned for his anti-Trump comments. 

According to Fox News:

Michigan Republican Rep. Justin Amash announced Monday evening he is leaving the influential conservative House Freedom Caucus, just weeks after he attracted the ire of his colleagues by arguing in Twitter posts that President Trump had committed impeachable offenses, Fox News has learned.

Amash, speaking at a Freedom Caucus board meeting, insisted his departure was voluntary. Amash said he did not want to continue to be a "further distraction" for the caucus, which is chaired by North Carolina GOP Rep. Mark Meadows.

Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan, a member of the Freedom Caucus, told Fox News' "Ingraham Angle" Monday evening that Meadows and Amash mutually came to the decision after several conversations.

Jordan said the Republican members of the group still consider Amash a friend, but that their disagreements were "sharp" and significant.

Amash was one of the most constitutionally conservative members of the caucus but the American Conservative Union rated Jim Jordan and Mark Meadows higher than Amash.

 Source: TTN

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