We’ll see how popular Rep. Amash is in his Michigan House district….
One would think he’d make sure to support OTHER Republican policy views?
Would that be enough…
The race will probably get national media attention now….
On the national level?
If Amash gets Republican company and support?
Donald Trump is in trouble…
A Republican state representative plans to challenge U.S. Rep. Justin Amash, R-Cascade Township, after Amash said this weekend he believes President Donald Trump committed impeachable offenses.
State Rep. Jim Lower, R-Greenville, announced this morning that he would run for the 3rd Congressional District seat Amash has held since 2011 and would forgo a race for a third term in the state House.
Lower said he had been planning to run for some time and had expected to make an announcement closer to July 4. But he said he decided to move up that schedule after Amash said on Twitter on Saturday that after reading Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report he believes the president committed impeachable offenses.
Amash became the first Republican to voice support for impeachment. Trump attacked Amash on Sunday on Twitter, calling him a “loser” and saying Amash only made the remarks to get attention.
Lower described himself as “pro-Trump” in making his announcement….
“Republicans are moving fast to squelch Justin Amash’s rebellion against Donald Trump before his conclusion that the President ‘engaged in impeachable conduct‘ — the first by a GOP lawmaker — can gather momentum,” CNN reports.
“Amash’s act of conscience on Saturday sparked immediate speculation over whether a tiny leak in the Republican dam could grow into a torrent of support running away from the President. After all, it was a rising tide of Republican disgust that eventually became the unstoppable force that led to the resignation of President Richard Nixon in 1974.”
“The early signs are that Amash’s protest will not materially shift political dynamics in Washington that mean any attempt to impeach Trump remains a long-shot scenario. But it introduced an unpredictable dimension into the building political storm over potential House testimony by Robert Mueller as Democrats accuse Attorney General William Barr of slow rolling a decision on a date for the special counsel to appear.”