Why so many are running on the dem ticket. They think just because they trash talk Trump it makes them qualified to be president. Heaven knows they don't ask for much from their candidates.....but still...a little more than hatred for Trump and the US would be nice!

Amash says Pelosi wrong on impeachment – and does not rule out White House run

The Michigan representative Justin Amash is in fact now an ex-Republican, having announced on 4 July that he is quitting the party to become an independent and fight the “partisan death spiral” of modern US politics.

In an interview on CNN’s State of the Union, he did not rule out a rumoured run for the White House.

“I believe that I have to use my skills, my public influence, where it serves the country best,” he said. “And I believe I have to defend the constitution in whatever way works best.”

Such a campaign from the right could complicate Trump’s hopes of re-election in 2020. On CNN, Amash defended his role as a founder of the hard-right Freedom Caucus, a key support bloc for the president on which many place much of the blame for deadlock in Congress.

Amash also said he believed he could win re-election as an independent.

He first called for impeachment – and duly earned stringent abuse from the president and attacks from others in the party – in May, while still a Republican.

Amash bases his case for an attempt to remove Trump on the report of special counsel Robert Mueller and his own oft-professed dedication to the meaning and spirit of the US constitution.

Mueller, a former FBI director, did not find evidence of conspiracy between Trump and Russia during the 2016 election, in which Russia interfered with the aim of electing Trump over the Democratic nominee, Hillary Clinton.

But he did lay out extensive contacts between the Trump campaign and Russians and detailed 11 instances of possible obstruction of justice by the president or his aides.

Mueller explicitly said he was not exonerating Trump but in a widely criticised move, attorney general William Barr said the president had no case to answer. Trump has repeatedly claimed vindication.



"Verbal Lynching is the political tool used today by dems to silence debate on critical issues."

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