Rep. Justin Amash has never shied away from being separate from the Republican Party on various issues and policies, and now he’s calling for President Trump to be impeached!

On Saturday afternoon, Amash decided to write out a Magna Carte on his reasons for making this decision:

“Mueller’s report reveals that President Trump engaged in specific actions and a pattern of behavior that meets the threshold for impeachment,” Amash wrote in a lengthy Twitter thread that also rebuked Attorney General William Barr.

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Amash should probably hire smarter staff if they’re going to let him get away with this stuff. This is nothing more than rehashing the baseless leftist talking points. All allegations with no examples. It’s easy to talk in broad terms, but if you had a case, you would be able to point to specifics and then give the legal rationale behind it. The “tell” for all of these and similar allegations is when they get to the part of impeachment.

First, they characterize it as being applicable with the standard being just above “I don’t like the guy” to characterizing impeachment as “a very serious procedure not to be taken lightly.” The just keep showing their ignorance and expect people are only supposed to “get on board” because they say so. Every one of these politicians should be voted out of the office for malfeasance and failure to abide by their oath of office.

He continued with the following Twitter rant:

“I offer these conclusions only after having read Mueller’s redacted report carefully and completely, having read or watched pertinent statements and testimony, and having discussed this matter with my staff, who thoroughly reviewed materials and provided me with further analysis.”

In comparing Barr’s principal conclusions, congressional testimony, and other statements to Mueller’s report, it is clear that Barr intended to mislead the public about Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s analysis and findings.

Barr’s misrepresentations are significant but often subtle, frequently taking the form of sleight-of-hand qualifications or logical fallacies, which he hopes people will not notice.

Under our Constitution, the president “shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.” While “high Crimes and Misdemeanors” is not defined, the context implies conduct that violates the public trust.

Contrary to Barr’s portrayal, Mueller’s report reveals that President Trump engaged in specific actions and a pattern of behavior that meet the threshold for impeachment.

In fact, Mueller’s report identifies multiple examples of conduct satisfying all the elements of obstruction of justice, and undoubtedly any person who is not the president of the United States would be indicted based on such evidence.

Impeachment, which is a special form of indictment, does not even require probable cause that a crime (e.g., obstruction of justice) has been committed; it simply requires a finding that an official has engaged in careless, abusive, corrupt, or otherwise dishonorable conduct.

While impeachment should be undertaken only in extraordinary circumstances, the risk we face in an environment of extreme partisanship is not that Congress will employ it as a remedy too often but rather that Congress will employ it so rarely that it cannot deter misconduct.

Our system of checks and balances relies on each branch’s jealously guarding its powers and upholding its duties under our Constitution. When loyalty to a political party or to an individual trumps loyalty to the Constitution, the Rule of Law—the foundation of liberty—crumbles.

We’ve witnessed members of Congress from both parties shift their views 180 degrees—on the importance of character, on the principles of obstruction of justice—depending on whether they’re discussing Bill Clinton or Donald Trump.

Few members of Congress even read Mueller’s report; their minds were made up based on partisan affiliation—and it showed, with representatives and senators from both parties issuing definitive statements on the 448-page report’s conclusions within just hours of its release.

America’s institutions depend on officials to uphold both the rules and spirit of our constitutional system even when to do so is personally inconvenient or yields a politically unfavorable outcome. Our Constitution is brilliant and awesome; it deserves a government to match it.

I seriously hope Amash’s constituents are aware of what he is doing. The entire Russia investigation is about to be publicly run over the coals and Amash is wanting to impeach the President who was the victim of the “witch hunt” and an attempted coup.

The US finally has someone who plays it straight, and the Party that should stand for the Republic is filled with Quislings. Imagine pre – WW2 France, and there you have it. Quite possibly – and I don’t say this lightly – all this will lead to a civil war. And as Patrick Henry said, “Let It come.”

The party has to clean its own house, or the People will. The practice of running in the opposite party so they can vote with the Democrats is an insult to the people who voted for a Republican and getting another John McCain. Whenever Amash is up for re-election, the voters will remember.

Clean up your act GOP. Vet your candidates.




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