The Congressional Republican who has dominated the news for a week with his continued calls to impeach President Donald Trump announced he would be holding a town hall meeting in his Michigan district on Tuesday.
But it was the location of the Grand Rapids, Michigan town hall that continued the intrigue as Republicans grapple with the politics of impeachment.
Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI) made the case for impeachment in a Twitter thread and has expounded on the subject all week.
Here are my principal conclusions:
1. Attorney General Barr has deliberately misrepresented Mueller’s report.
2. President Trump has engaged in impeachable conduct.
3. Partisanship has eroded our system of checks and balances.
4. Few members of Congress have read the report.
— Justin Amash (@justinamash) May 18, 2019
Amash’s announcement made calls for impeachment proceedings bipartisan and the chair of the Republican National Committee panicked while Trump referred to Amash as a “lightweight loser.”
In response, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and her family announced they would no longer support Amash.
“In the 2013-14 election cycle, the last time Amash faced a strong primary competitor, the family contributed about $65,000 to his campaign, according to the Michigan Campaign Finance Network,” MLive reported.
Regardless, Amash scheduled his Tuesday town hall meeting at the DeVos Center for Arts and Worship.