Amash greeted with a standing ovation at MI town hall

Saul Bowman
May 31, 2019

Amash says if people read special counsel Robert Mueller's report on Trump's conduct during and after the 2016 presidential election, they will be "appalled".

He told the Grand Rapids crowd he made a decision to call for Trump's impeachment after reading Volume 2 of the Mueller report, which he says lays out "all the elements of obstruction of justice".

Instead, as the report did in writing, he kicked accountability to Congress: "T$3 he Constitution requires a process other than the criminal justice system to formally accuse a sitting president of wrongdoing". Washington Gov. Jay Inslee stated that Trump and Attorney General William Barr "lied about the Mueller report", but did not call for impeachment proceedings to begin.

But top Democrats, with nearly no support from Republicans, are hesitant to go it alone on an impeachment inquiry that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has warned would be divisive for the nation.

Last week, multiple outlets reported the Devos family has chose to drop its support for Amash, following his comments on impeachment.

Over two hours, fifth-term Rep. Justin Amash fielded more than two dozen questions from an estimated crowd of 900 that packed a high school auditorium in Grand Rapids.

He goes on to say that Trump did not "fully cooperate" with the investigation, as Barr claimed - but rather refused to be questioned in connection with the inquiry and provided "incomplete or unresponsive" written answers to Mueller's investigators.

Republican Rep. Justin Amash of MI may have been prepared to deal with critics at his first town hall since publicly stating earlier this month that President Donald Trump has engaged in impeachable conduct, but instead he got a standing ovation Tuesday. In a lengthy Twitter thread after he read all 400-something pages of the Robert Mueller report, Amash shared his conclusions that Trump had obstructed justice.

Wait ... what? So what did Mueller uncover that Amash believes to be an impeachable offense?

"I'm gonna vote for him and hopefully he can help the Democrats understand how you present information because they haven't been clear", Zainea said. "The American people must have the truth", Mrs. Pelosi said.

On Fox News, commentators focused on statements by 2020 presidential hopefuls calling for impeachment, including a tweet from Sen.

"First, I have one of the most constitutionally conservative and fiscally conservative voting records in the whole Congress", Amash said to applause.

Speaking at a town hall event, Amash said, "My colleagues tell me all the time".

She wrote, "As Mueller said when closing his statement, 'there were multiple systematic efforts to interfere with our election".

"I'm not just here to represent just one party, I'm here to represent everyone in the district whether you voted for me or didn't vote for me", he said.

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